Police Investigate School Bus Collision with Pedestrian in Bethesda; 9-Year Old Girl Struck and Killed

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred today in Bethesda involving a Montgomery County Public Schools Bus (MCPS).

On Thursday, December 12, at approximately 3:48 p.m., officers from the 2nd District and MCFRS personnel responded to the intersection of Millwood Road and Tanglewood Drive for a personal injury collision involving an MCPS Bus and a nine-year old female pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the MCPS bus, driven by Serigne Makhtar Ndiaye, age 53, of Severn, had turned right onto northbound Millwood Road from westbound Tanglewood Drive after unloading several students to include the 9-year old female, at the intersection. For reasons still under investigation, the 9-year old female was struck by the bus.

The 9-year old female was transported to Children’s National Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Serigne Makhtar Ndiaye and the other students were not injured.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian in Silver Spring

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred yesterday in Silver Spring.

On Monday, December 9, at approximately 6:46 p.m., officers from the 4th District and MCFRS personnel responded to the 1100 block of University Boulevard West for the report of a personal injury collision involving an adult female pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1990 Chevrolet USPS mail truck, driven by Thanh Van Cao, age 57, of Gaithersburg, was traveling westbound on University Boulevard when it struck Rita Jo Sultan, age 81, of Silver Spring, who was attempting to cross University Boulevard in a northerly direction. Rita Jo Sultan was pronounced deceased at the scene. Thanh Van Cao was not injured and remained on the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate 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 Dickerson Area

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred last night in the Dickerson area.

On Sunday, November 17, at approximately 9:51 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Comus Road in the area of Barley Field Lane for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 was traveling south on Comus Road in the area of Barley Field Lane when for reasons still under investigation, the truck left the roadway and struck several trees.

The driver (and sole occupant) of the vehicle, Jerry Lee Ray Thompson Sr., age 46, of Mouth of Monocacy Road in Dickerson, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

October 17 Collision in Twinbrook Area Now Fatal

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a now-fatal collision that occurred on October 17 in the Twinbrook area involving a City of Rockville Department of Public Works refuse truck and a City of Rockville Public Works employee.

On October 17 at approximately 9:24 a.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City Police Department officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 1300 block of Ardennes Avenue for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the public works employee, identified as Jesse William Freeman, age 45, of Hibiscus Street in Taneytown, was riding on the back of a 2014 Mack refuse truck while making refuse pickups on Ardennes Avenue.  For reasons still under investigation, he was ejected from the truck.

Freeman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on October 28.

The driver of the truck, identified as David Cole, age 51, of Rothgeb Drive in Rockville, was not injured.

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

 

Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Collision in Rockville

Update (11/13/2019): The pedestrian is identified as Kankanige Chandralatha Perera, age 77, of Aspen Hill Road in Rockville.
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Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this morning in the Twinbrook area of Rockville.

On Wednesday, November 6 at approximately 7:21 a.m., officers from the 1st District, the Rockville City Police Department, and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of McAuliffe Drive for a report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound on McAuliffe Drive. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck an adult female pedestrian, who was attempting to cross McAuliffe Drive.  The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Suburban is identified as 54-year-old Sylvia McNickle of Linthicum Street in Rockville.

The pedestrian will be identified once family notifications have been made.

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