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Update: Serious Pedestrian Collision in Wheaton Turned Fatal

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 17, 2013

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate the pedestrian collision that occurred on Thursday, May 16 at approximately 9:00 a.m., in the area of Veirs Mill Road at Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.

The pedestrian victim, Mary Josephine Fish, age 52, of the 11500 block of Cordwall Drive in Beltsville was transported to Suburban Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.  She succumbed to those injuries today.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1998 Honda Accord and a white 2012 Nissan van (NV 2500) were traveling southbound on Veirs Mill Road before it intersects with Georgia Avenue. The driver of the Honda made an unsafe lane change from the middle lane to the left lane and struck the Nissan which was traveling in the left lane. The impact of the collision propelled the Nissan up onto the curb of the roadway where it struck a pedestrian who was walking on the median.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Felicitas Cayo Carpio, age 37, of the 1000 block of University Boulevard East, in Silver Spring. The driver of the Nissan was identified as Eric Seeling, age 26, of the 4500 block of N. Woods Trail in Hampstead, Maryland. Neither driver was injured in the collision.

The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation.  Anyone who has information to provide should call CRU detectives at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.



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Release ID: 13-163
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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