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Update - Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigates Serious Collision in Gaithersburg

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a serious collision that occurred last night in Gaithersburg.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., units from the 6th District and Fire/Rescue responded to Muddy Branch Road north of Suffield Drive for a report of a personal injury collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 2006 Toyota Prius was traveling northbound on Muddy Branch Road and struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway near Suffield Drive.

The pedestrian involved in the collision is identified as Yessenia M. Martinez Rivas, age 37, of the 100 block of Lamont Lane in Gaithersburg. She was taken to Shady Grove Hospital, and then flown to Medstar.  Last night, at approximately 11:15 p.m., she succumbed to her injuries.  Her family has been notified.

The driver, identified as Daniel Levine, age 66, of the 14400 block of Kings Grant Street in North Potomac remained at the scene and provided information to investigators.

The circumstances surrounding the collision remain under investigation. Police are asking anyone who witnessed this collision and have not spoken to detectives to please contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 12-288
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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