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

Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle, Fatal Collision in Clarksburg

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle, single-occupant, fatal collision that occurred in Clarksburg on November 24.

On Thursday, November 24 at approximately 12:32 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Frederick Road (Route 355) and Comus Road for the report of a serious, single-vehicle collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2012 Nissan Altima was travelling southbound on Frederick Road prior to Comus Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the Altima left the roadway, struck a tree and then struck a telephone pole.  The driver, identified as George William Brust, age 74, of the 5500 block of Feagaville Lane in Frederick, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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 Motorcycle Collision in Briggs Chaney Area

November 16, 2016 – Note: The motorcycle model number provided in this release was incorrect and has been removed.  Detectives are working to confirm the correct model number.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle that occurred this evening.

On Tuesday, November 15 at approximately 5:59 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Old Columbia Pike and Briggs Chaney Road for the report of a serious collision involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates that a green, 2011 Toyota Camry was making a left turn from northbound Old Columbia Pike onto westbound Briggs Chaney Road and a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound on Old Columbia Pike approaching Briggs Chaney Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the Suzuki motorcycle and the Camry collided in the intersection.

The operator of the motorcycle is being identified as Addisu Mesfin, age 21, of the 4200 block of Woottens Lane in Burtonsville.  Mesfin succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The driver of the Camry is being identified as Nancy Cermak, age 64, of the 1700 block of Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring.  Cermak 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.