Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Wheaton

Update: August 14, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. – The pedestrian is now being identified as Leonel A. Reyes, age 58, of the 14600 block of Glenhaven Drive in Silver Spring.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred last night in the Wheaton area.

On Saturday, August 11, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Georgia Avenue at Veirs Mill Road for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Reyes was attempting to cross Georgia Avenue at Veirs Mill Road when he was struck by a 2016 Nissan Rogue that was traveling south on Georgia Avenue. Preliminary investigation revealed that Reyes was not in a crosswalk.  Reyes was declared deceased at the scene.

The 49-year-old male driver, identified as Ramon Sanches of Eccleston Street in Silver Spring, remained at the scene.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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