Detectives Investigate Double Fatal Collision in Potomac

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a collision resulting in two deaths that occurred in Potomac last night.

On Friday, March 23 at approximately 7:55 p.m., 2nd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Oaklyn Drive at Pleasant Gate Lane for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Ford Expedition was traveling westbound on Oaklyn Drive and that a 2015 Mercedes CLA45 AMG was traveling eastbound on Oaklyn Drive.  For reasons still under investigation, the Ford and the Mercedes collided on Oaklyn Drive at Pleasant Gate Lane.  Two rear-seat passengers in the Mercedes suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.  They are being identified as Hersh Bhansaly, age 25, of Bethesda and Brian Everett Laurence, age 25, of Potomac.

The operator of the Mercedes is being identified as Daniel Alex Epstein, age 25, of the 800 block of Larrabee Street in West Hollywood, California. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An adult male front-seat passenger in the Mercedes was transported to a local hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.

The operator of the Ford Expedition is being identified as Addison Leigh Poole, age 16, of the 17500 block of Wheat Fall Drive in Derwood.  She was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two juvenile female passengers in the Ford were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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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Police Investigate Single Vehicle, Double Fatal Collision

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision involving two deaths.

On Sunday, February 4 at approximately 2:30 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded for the report of a collision on University Boulevard West at Royalton Road near the Four Corners area of Silver Spring.  First responders located a black 2015 Lexus RX 350 SUV that had struck a utility pole.  The vehicle’s 24-year-old driver and the 28-year-old passenger, both males, had succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the SUV was traveling east on University Boulevard approaching Royalton Road and left the roadway, striking a utility pole.  Investigators believe that the vehicle’s speed could have contributed to the collision.

The driver is being identified as Leonel Osvaldo Gonzalez of the 4200 block of Weller Road in Silver Spring.  The passenger is being identified as Hodimyr Gonzalez of the 12300 block of Treetop Lane in Silver Spring.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact CRU investigators at 240.773.6620.

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Detectives Investigate Germantown Serious Collision

Update: The driver of the BMW 328i, identified as Javed Fristedt, age 42, of the 9000 block of Nesbit Court in Montgomery Village, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on January 3, 2018.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred last night in Germantown.

On Thursday, December 28 at approximately 9:30 p.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area of Brink Road and Cog Wheel Way for the report of a collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2015 BMW 328i was traveling east on Brink Road in the area of Cog Wheel Way.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck multiple sections of a fence.

The adult male driver of the BMW was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He remains in grave condition.  His identity will be released once family is located and notified.

The adult female passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol use by the driver are possible contributing factors in this collision.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Rockville Fatal Collision Investigated

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

On Saturday, December 16 at approximately 11:14 p.m., 1st District officers, Rockville City police officers, and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Rockville Pike (Route 355) and Congressional Lane for the report of a collision that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Tao Tao Scooter was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike approaching Congressional Lane.  At the same time, a 2008 BMW 335xi was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Rockville Pike onto westbound Congressional Lane.   For reasons still under investigation, the two vehicles collided on Rockville Pike.  After the initial collision between the Scooter and the BMW, the driver of the BMW stopped his vehicle on Congressional Lane and fled from the vehicle on foot.  A short time later, responding officers located the driver of the BMW on Congressional Lane and arrested him for driving under the influence (DUI).

The operator of the 2014 Tao Tao Scooter is being identified as Ross Stanley Redler, age 56, of the 5900 block of Halpine Road in Rockville.  He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Redler succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the 2008 BMW 335xi is being identified as Mark Steven Andrade, age 24, of the 7500 block of Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda.  He was not injured in the collision.

This remains an open investigation.  Investigators will consult with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if Andrade will be charged with additional offenses related to this collision.  Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Piney Branch Road Investigated

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Silver Spring.

On Saturday, December 16 at approximately 1:07 a.m., 3rd District officers along with Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Piney Branch Road at Garland Avenue for the report of a pedestrian involved personal injury collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a grey 2009 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Piney Branch Road prior to Garland Avenue, when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was lying on the pavement in the roadway.  It is believed that the pedestrian suffered an injury prior to being struck by the Toyota.  The type and cause of injury remains under investigation.  The 30-year-old male pedestrian was transported to a local trauma center where he was pronounced deceased.  The driver and passenger of the Toyota were not injured.

The pedestrian is being identified as Inmar Alejan Garmendez-Escobar, 30 years old, of an unconfirmed address.  The driver is being identified as Noellie Espinal Rosario, 40 years old, of the 1500 block of Overlook Drive in Silver Spring.

This remains an ongoing investigation and detectives are urging anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6200.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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