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October 11 Germantown Collision Now Fatal

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 21, 2013

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a now-fatal collision that occurred on October 11.

On Friday, October 11 at 1:37 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a personal injury collision at Clopper Road and Waring Station Road.  Upon arrival,  officers observed a 2008 Saturn, 2008 Acura, and 1994 Honda in the eastbound lanes of Clopper Road.

Investigation indicated that the Saturn, operated by Dorothy Jean Rudnicki, age 71, was westbound on Clopper Road and crossed into the eastbound lanes. The Saturn struck the Acura that was operated by Toni Helene Johnson-Conner, age 60.  The Honda was operated by Daniel Clifton Offutt, age 46, and was traveling eastbound behind the Acura.  The operator of the Honda was unable to stop and struck the Acura.  All three drivers are residents of Germantown.

Johnson-Conner was transported to a local hospital.  Rudnicki and Offutt were not transported to a hospital from the scene.  Detectives were later notified that Rudnicki was transported to a hospital later that evening.

On October 18, Rudnicki succumbed to her injuries.  The medical examiner has ruled the death accidental due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives at 240-773-6620.


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Release ID: 13-344
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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