Update: Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on November 9 in White Oak.

Today, investigators are asking the public for help in locating the driver or owner of a grey or silver colored sedan that was traveling southbound on Columbia Pike (Route 29) near Hillwood Drive at approximately 6:30 p.m. on November 9.

On Thursday, November 9 at approximately 6:40 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Columbia Pike (Route 29) at Hillwood Drive for the report of a pedestrian involved-collision.  First responders located Elaine Rowena Allen deceased in the roadway of Columbia Pike.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white, 2010 Ford E250 van driven by Carter L. Cockrell was traveling south on Columbia Pike in the area of Hillwood Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Ford van collided with Allen.  Cockrell and the van remained at the scene.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include Allen’s direction of travel and whether she may have been struck by an additional vehicle(s)

Detectives believe that a grey or silver colored sedan was traveling in front of Cockrell’s van on Columbia Pike and may have witnessed the collision.  Investigators are asking that the owner or driver of that sedan to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Detectives further ask that anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Update: Identity Released in Fatal Pedestrian Collision in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred yesterday evening in White Oak.

Today, investigators are identifying the pedestrian as Elaine Rowena Allen, age 71, of an unconfirmed address.

On Thursday, November 9 at approximately 6:40 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Columbia Pike (Route 29) at Hillwood Drive for the report of a pedestrian involved-collision.  First responders located Allen deceased in the roadway of Columbia Pike.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white, 2010 Ford E250 van driven by Carter L. Cockrell, age 75, of the 4600 block of 9th Street in Washington, D.C., was traveling south on Columbia Pike in the area of Hillwood Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Ford van collided with Allen.  Cockrell and the van remained at the scene.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include Allen’s direction of travel and whether she may have been struck by an additional vehicle(s).

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in White Oak

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred last night in White Oak.

On Thursday, November 9 at approximately 6:40 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Columbia Pike (Route 29) at Hillwood Drive for the report of a pedestrian involved-collision.  First responders located the adult female victim deceased in the roadway of Columbia Pike.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white, 2010 Ford E250 van driven by Carter L. Cockrell, age 75, of the 4600 block of 9th Street in Washington, D.C., was traveling south on Columbia Pike in the area of Hillwood Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Ford van collided with the victim.  Cockrell and the van remained at the scene.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, to include the victim’s direction of travel and whether she may have been struck by an additional vehicle(s).

The identity of the victim will be released once family notifications have been made.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000.

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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Takoma Park

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred last night in Takoma Park.

On Wednesday, November 1 at approximately 7:49 p.m., Takoma Park Police officers and Fire and Rescue personnel from Prince George’s County responded to New Hampshire Avenue at Larch Avenue for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT, driven by Starlington Windel Simms, age 72, of Lockney Avenue in Takoma Park, was traveling south on New Hampshire Avenue (Maryland Route 650).  At the intersection of southbound New Hampshire Avenue and Larch Avenue, the Cadillac struck a pedestrian who was traveling eastbound Larch Avenue across the intersection.

The pedestrian, 79-year-old James Sexton Byrne of Lockney Avenue in Takoma Park, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

 

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Single Vehicle, Double Fatal Collision Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a double fatal collision that occurred late on Wednesday in Potomac.

On Wednesday, October 18 at approximately 11:39 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Democracy Boulevard at Gainsborough Road for the report of a serious personal injury collision.  First responders located a 2011 Audi S4 off the roadway.  It was evident the vehicle had been involved in a crash.  The adult male driver and adult female passenger had succumbed to injuries suffered in the crash.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Kent Matthew Brooks, 30 years old of Potomac, was driving the Audi eastbound on Democracy Boulevard, when for reasons still under investigation, the Audi left the roadway and struck a tree.  Brooks had addresses in the 7800 block of Heatherton Lane in Potomac and the 1400 block of Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda.  The passenger is being identified as Kathleen Michelle French, 33 years old, of the 7500 block of Heatherton Lane (not the same residence as Brooks) in Potomac.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620

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