Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision on Rockville Pike

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a Montgomery County Ride On Bus and a sedan that occurred on Saturday, September 9.

On September 9 at approximately 8:30 p.m., 1st District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of Rockville PIke (Maryland Route 355) at Halpine Road for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has determined that a Ride On bus was stopped for a red traffic signal on northbound Rockville Pike at Halpine Road.  For reasons still under investigation, a 1995 Honda Accord, also traveling northbound Rockville Pike, rear-ended the bus.

The driver of the Accord was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

There were three passengers on the bus at the time of the collision; the passengers and bus operator were uninjured.

The names of the drivers will be released once family notifications are complete.

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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