Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Calverton

SealDetectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred early this morning in Calverton.

On Monday, November 30 at approximately 2:58 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of Cherry Hill Road and Broadbirch Drive for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Mack tractor-trailer was traveling east on Cherry Hill Road. A 2012 Infinity EX35 that was turning right from Broadbirch Drive onto Cherry Hill Road. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The tractor-trailer, carrying United States mail, landed on its side. The circumstances of the collision are still under investigation.

The driver of the Infinity and an adult male passenger were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver, identified as Yesewlek Endihnew Tizale, age 24, of the 9700 block of Pleasant Gate Lane in Potomac succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The passenger’s name is being withheld until family notifications can be made.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as Daniel Charles Free, age 48, of the 2600 block of Newton Street in Wheaton, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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