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Fatal Collision on Darnestown Road

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 9, 2015

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in the Beallsville area.

At approximately 7:39 a.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision in the 20700 block of Darnestown Road (Route 28). Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1997 Ford F-250 was traveling west (toward Frederick) in the 20700 block of Darnestown Road. A 2009 dark gray Subaru Forester (with Maryland registration) was traveling east (toward Montgomery County) on Darnestown Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford F-250 crossed into the eastbound lane of Darnestown Road and struck the dark gray Subaru Forester head-on. The F-250 then rolled over multiple times and struck a 2014 Kia Sorento (that was traveling east) before coming to rest. A 2009 gray Subaru Forester (Virginia registration) was struck by flying debris during the collision.

The driver of the 2009 dark gray Subaru (Maryland registration) was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. She is identified as Amy Burdette Riggs, age 34, of the 2700 block of John Mills Road in Adamstown.

The driver of the Ford F-250 is identified as Kenneth Turner Bynaker, Jr., age 19, of the 13700 block of Travilah Road in Rockville. He was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the 2014 Kia Sorento is identified as Christine Marie Goldstein, age 49, of the 5100 block of Boscombe Court in Frederick. She was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the 2009 gray Subaru Forester (with Virginia registration) is identified as Sean Jason Smith, age 41, of the 700 block of Montauk Court in Leesburg, Virginia. His vehicle was struck with debris during the collision. He was uninjured.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the unit at 240-773-6620.

Note: There are two 2009 Subaru Foresters involved in this collision.


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Release ID: 15-061
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