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Update: Names Released in Cherry Hill Fatal Collision

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred last evening at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the area of Broadbirch Drive and Cherry Hill Road.

For reasons still under investigation, a 2002 maroon Mitsubishi Montero was traveling through the parking lot of the nearby Orchard Center shopping center when it left the travel area of the parking lot, drove over a curb, drove across the grass, and struck a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk along Broadbirch Drive.

The pedestrian was transported to the Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where she succumbed to her injuries.  She is identified as Georgina Afful-Asare, age 54, of an unconfirmed address in the Briggs Chaney area.

The driver of the Montero was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.  She is identified as Jane W. Ndungu Maranga, age 53, of the 13100 block of Wellford Drive in Beltsville, Maryland.

Anyone who witnessed this collision and has not yet spoken with CRU detectives is asked to call investigators at 240-773-6620 or call the police non-emergency line at 301-279-8000.

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Release ID: 13-027
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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