Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian in Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred last night.

On August 31 at approximately 8:56 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Bells Mill Road at Windsor View Drive for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian. Preliminary investigation has indicated that the pedestrian, identified as Simon Saikmon Eng, age 65, of Harness Trail in Potomac, was walking west in the area of the eastbound side of Bells Mill Road.  A Lexus LS 430, operated by Guy Wassertzug, age 50, of Broad Green Terrace in Potomac, was traveling east on Bells Mill Road and struck Eng in the area of Windsor View Drive.

Eng was transported to the hospital in serious condition; his injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.  Eng later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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