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Fatal Pedestrian Collision at Veirs Mill Road and Parkland Drive Investigated

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 5, 2015

Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred earlier this evening.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., police and Fire/Rescue personnel responded for a report of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Parkland Drive.  First responders observed an injured and unconscious adult female in the left turn lane of eastbound Veirs Mill Road.  Fire/Rescue units transported her to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was walking south across Veirs Mill Road against the pedestrian indicator.  At that time, a 2004, XC70 Volvo was traveling west on Veirs Mill Road with a solid green signal when the vehicle struck the pedestrian at Parkland Drive.  The driver, 68-year-old Douglas Graham House of the 500 block of Kerwin Court in Silver Spring remained on the scene.  He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The pedestrian is being identified as Beza Amare Eshetu, 19 years old, of the 12500 block of Veirs Mill Road.  Investigation indicates that Eshetu had disembarked from a bus and was walking to her residence with her mother when she was struck.

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.


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Release ID: 15-005
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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