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Detectives Investigate Fatal Single-Vehicle Collision on Darnestown Road

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police-Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred early this morning on Darnestown Road (Route 28).

This morning, at approximately 4:05 a.m., 1st District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the 20200 block of Darnestown Road (in the area of the Woodstock Equestrian Park -M-NCPPC) for the report of a personal injury collision.  A person driving on Darnestown Road had discovered the collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire was traveling eastbound on Darnestown Road.  For reasons still under investigation, the driver crossed the center line, traveled into the westbound lane, and left the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole, overturned, and came to rest on the roadway at the entrance to the Woodstock Equestrian Park.  During the collision, the driver, the only occupant in the vehicle, was ejected.  He was not wearing a seat belt.  There are no known witnesses to this collision.

The driver was pronounced deceased on scene of the collision.  He is being identified as Kenneth James Lovelett, age 58, of an unconfirmed address.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620 or call the police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 14-095
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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