Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Rockville

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred this morning in Rockville.

On Saturday, March 2nd, at approximately 04:16 a.m., officers from the 1st District as well as MCFRS personnel responded to Great Seneca Highway and Darnestown Road for a single-vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2013 Ford F-150,was traveling southbound on Great Seneca Highway when, for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway at the intersection with Darnestown Road and became airborne before striking a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, Matthew Dirienzo Klopfer, age 27, of Germantown,  was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 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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February 10 Pedestrian Collision in Montgomery Village Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now-fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on February 10 in Montgomery Village. The pedestrian, identified as Tam Minh Pham, age 69, of the 19600 block of Club Lake Drive in Gaithersburg was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Today, February 28, Pham succumbed to his injuries at the hospital today.

On Sunday, February 10 at approximately 5:47 p.m., 6th District officers and fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Montgomery Village Avenue at Midcounty Highway for the report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation by 6th District officers revealed that a 2002 Ford Escape was turning from southbound Montgomery Village Avenue onto eastbound Midcounty Highway, when for reasons still under investigation, the Ford Escape collided with Pham who was crossing Midcounty Highway.

The driver of the Ford Escape, identified as Michael Dereje Habte, age 19, of the 17000 block of Amity Drive in Derwood, was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation. Investigators are attempting to determine if Pham was in a marked crosswalk at the time of this collision. Detectives are also attempting to determine the color of the traffic signals and the pedestrian signals at the intersection of Montgomery Village Avenue and Midcounty Highway at the time of this collision.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Single Vehicle, Fatal Collision in Olney

Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred early this morning in Olney.

On Sunday, February 3 at approximately 2:46 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Bowie Mill Road near Cashell Road for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.  Responding officers located a gray 2007 Toyota Corolla that had struck a utility pole.  The vehicle’s adult male driver, who was the sole occupant, had succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Corolla was traveling northbound on Bowie Mill Road approaching Cashell Road, when for reasons still under investigation, the Corolla left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The driver is being identified as Bradley Nolan Watts, age 38, of the 18700 block of Olney Mill Road in Olney.

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

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Wheaton

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

On Saturday, January 26, at approximately 12:03 a.m., 4th district officers and Fire & Rescue Services personnel responded to Layhill Road and Greenery Lane for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the adult male pedestrian was attempting to cross northbound Layhill Road at Greenery Lane when he was struck by a 2013 Toyota Prius that was traveling north on Layhill Road.  The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Prius is identified as 47-year-old Brian Douglas of Gothic Lane in Bowie.

The pedestrian is identified as Alberto Alexander Duque, age 30, of an unconfirmed address.

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

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Update: Identities Released in Damascus Area Fatal Collision

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal collision that occurred yesterday morning in the Damascus area.

Today, investigators are identifying the driver and front seat passenger of the white, 1997 Toyota Corolla.  The driver is identified as Wesley Delimon Tibbs III, age 32, of the 4700 block of Hardwood Court in Mount Airy, and the front seat passenger is identified as Anna Victoria Young, age 24, of the same address.

On Tuesday, January 22 at approximately 7:50 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 28500 block of Ridge Road for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white, 1997 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Ridge Road (MD 27) and that a white, 2015 Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound on Ridge Road.   For reasons still under investigation, the Corolla and the Avalon collided in the 28500 block of Ridge Road (north of Kemptown Road).

Tibbs III succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Young was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she is expected to survive.

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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