Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in White Oak

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

On Tuesday, December 27 at approximately 11:21 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Columbia Pike (Route 29) and Stewart Lane for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Honda Fit was making a left turn from southbound Columbia Pike onto eastbound Stewart Lane and a 2014 Ford E-Series van was traveling northbound on Columbia Pike approaching Stewart Lane.  The Ford van and the Honda collided in the intersection.    After the initial collision, the Ford van then struck a 2012 Toyota Camry which was stopped for the red traffic signal on westbound Stewart Lane at Columbia Pike.

The driver of the Honda, identified as Mauro Juan Loli, age 83, of Ivywood Lane in Colesville, was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Ford E-Series van, identified as Rohan Wayne Bryan, age 46, of Apple Road in Northeast, Washington, D.C., was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as Yohnnes Birru Ayele, age 42, of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLG

December 9 Collision in Chevy Chase Area Now Fatal

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a now-fatal collision that occurred on December 9 in Chevy Chase.

On Friday, December 9 at approximately 2:21 p.m., 2nd District officers responded to the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Somerset Terrace for the report of a collision.  The preliminary investigation by 2nd District officers revealed that a 2002 Toyota Camry and a 2017 Toyota RAV4 were both traveling southbound on Wisconsin Avenue at Somerset Terrace, when the Camry rear-ended the RAV4.  Both cars were driveable.

The driver of the Camry, identified as Amy Chaung Lee, age 90, of the 8400 block of Whitman Drive in Bethesda was driven home by a relative after the collision.  That same day, she began to exhibit signs of a head injury and was taken to a local hospital.  Lee succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on December 14.

The driver of the RAV4, identified as Carol Smith, age 51, of the 20100 block of Rothbury Lane in Gaithersburg, was not injured in the collision.

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

RLG

Update: Single-Vehicle Collision in Bethesda Now Fatal

Detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred in Bethesda on December 5.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Audrey Sloope Bell, age 93, of the 8000 block of Whittier Boulevard, succumbed to her injuries this morning.

On Monday, December 5 at approximately 9:04 a.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to 8015 Whittier Boulevard for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2003 Buick Century, that was being driven by Bell, was making a left turn from eastbound Whittier Court onto northbound Whittier Boulevard, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree that was located in front of 8015 Whittier Boulevard.  After striking the tree, the Buick then rolled onto its driver’s side.   Bell was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

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

RLG

Update: Rockville Pedestrian Collision Now Fatal

Detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a now fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in Rockville on December 6.  The pedestrian, Esther Erestain Contreras, age 63, of Beatrice Court in Fort Washington, succumbed to her injuries yesterday evening.

On Tuesday, December 6 at approximately 5:41 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Bouic Avenue for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2013 Toyota Corolla, driven by Katharine Cowgill Minker, age 57, of the 13400 block of Tangier Place in Rockville, was traveling north on Chapman Avenue.  Esther Erestain Contreras was crossing Chapman Avenue in an eastern direction in the area of the marked crosswalk at Bouic Avenue when she was struck by the Toyota.  Minker was not injured in the collision.  Contreras was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

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

RLG

Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in Gaithersburg.

On Tuesday, November 29 at approximately 11:15 a.m., 6th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Snouffer School Road and Centerway Road for the report of a serious collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Acura TL was making a left turn from northbound Snouffer School Road onto westbound Centerway Road and a 2000 Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on Snouffer School Road approaching Centerway Road.  The Acura and the Durango collided in the intersection.

The driver of the Acura, identified as Faisal Munir Dasti, age 42, of Brenish Drive in Gaithersburg, was not injured in the collision.  The front seat passenger, identified as Sultana Firdous Dasti, age 71, of Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg, was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Durango, identified as James Rudnick II, age 46, of Randolph Road in Wheaton, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLG