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Update: East Randolph Road Pedestrian Collision Now Fatal

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 7, 2016

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a now fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on March 4 on E. Randolph Road. The pedestrian, Beza K. Mesfin, age 26, of the 12900 block of Tourmaline Court in Silver Spring, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, March 6.

On Friday, March 4 at approximately 7:55 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of E. Randolph Road and Tourmaline Court for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by two vehicles.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Mesfin was crossing E. Randolph Road in the area of Tourmaline Court in a southbound direction. She was traveling in the area of a marked crosswalk. A 2005 Ford Taurus and a 2005 Honda Pilot were traveling eastbound on E. Randolph Road when, for reasons still under investigation, both vehicles collided with Mesfin. Mesfin was transported to an area hospital and succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was identified as Amy Gintyryan Alexander, age 55, of the 5300 block of Trailway drive in Rockville. Alexander was not injured in the collision.

The driver of the Honda Pilot was identified as Mathews Mutale, age 49, of the 1200 block of E. Randolph Road in Silver Spring. Mutale was not injured in the collision.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


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Release ID: 16-045
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision