Two Pedestrians Fatally Struck by Train in Germantown

Update: July 17, 2018: The victims are being identified as Daianne Peralta, age 25, of an unconfirmed address, and Cristina Segovia, age 30, of the unit block of West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the deaths of two adult females who were fatally struck by a train on Wednesday night in Germantown.

On Wednesday, July 18 at approximately 8:28 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the report of pedestrians who had been struck by a CSX train on the railroad tracks in the area of Waring Station Road and Peach Crest Drive.

The initial investigation has revealed that the two females were in the area of the tracks when, for reasons still under investigation, they were struck by a westbound CSX train. They succumbed to their injuries at the scene.  The investigation also revealed that the train operator had observed the females and had sounded the train’s horn and applied the train’s brakes.

The victims’ identities will be released once family notifications have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

RLI

Update: Police Continue to Investigate Suspicious Death in Sandy Spring; Autopsy and Fire and Explosives Investigators Results Released; Reward Offered

Investigators from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Fire and Explosives investigators from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) continue to conduct a joint investigation into the June 17, 2017 vehicle fire and suspicious death of Andrea Mion Hawvermale, age 56, of the 1300 block Excaliber Lane.

Today, detectives are releasing the following information:

  • The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore conducted an autopsy and ruled that Hawvermale’s death was caused by smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. The manner of her death remains pending.
  • MCFRS investigators determined that a non-accidental incendiary fire was the cause of the vehicle fire.

Investigators from the Major Crimes Division and MCFRS continue to investigate this vehicle fire and suspicious death.  Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest in this case.

RLG

Update: Identity Released in Undetermined Death Investigation in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the June 8 undetermined death of an adult male who was located deceased inside of a vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center in Germantown.

The decedent has been identified as Nicholas Ryan McGinnis, age 19, from Middletown, Maryland.

On Friday, June 8 at approximately 6:08 p.m., 5th District officers responded to a shopping center located in the 20900 block of Frederick Road for the report of a suspicious situation involving a parked vehicle.  Officers observed an adult male, later identified as McGinnis, deceased inside his car.

McGinnis’ body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy was conducted to determine the manner and cause of his death.  The autopsy results are pending but the OCME reported no visible signs of trauma to McGinnis’ body.

The investigation by detectives determined that on June 4, McGinnis’ family reported him as a missing person to the Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).  This remains an active death investigation and MCP Major Crimes detectives continue to coordinate with FCSO detectives during this investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information regarding this death to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Callers may remain anonymous.

RLG

Detectives Investigate Undetermined Death in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division and Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating the undetermined death of an adult male who was located injured in the roadway of Huggins Drive in the Wheaton area.

On June 10 at approximately 10:01 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the 11800 block of Huggins Drive for the report of a person in the road.  First responders located the male and he was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Because it is still unclear how the victim sustained his injuries, Major Crimes and Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives will conduct a joint investigation.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The identity of the victim will be released when it is confirmed.

Anyone with information about this undetermined death is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5700.

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RLI

 

Detectives Investigating Undetermined Death in Germantown

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating the undetermined death of an adult male who was located deceased inside of a vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center in Germantown.

This evening (June 8), at approximately 6:08 p.m., 5th District officers responded to a shopping center located in the 20900 block of Frederick Road for the report of a suspicious situation involving a parked vehicle.  Officers observed an adult male deceased inside the car.

The male’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the manner and cause of his death.

The investigation is ongoing and therefore no additional details can be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5700.

RLG