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Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Olney

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 13, 2017

Update: February 16, 2017 - The driver is being identified as John Ernest Cator 3rd, age 58, of Maple Ridge Court in Rockville.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred this afternoon in Olney.

Today at approximately 3:57 p.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to eastbound Olney Laytonsville Road (Route 108) and Olney Mill Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white 2007 Honda Accord was traveling east on Route 108.  For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway in the area of Olney Mill Road and struck a traffic signal control box.  The adult male driver (and sole occupant of the vehicle) was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The driver's identity will be released once his family is notified.

This fatal 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: 17-046
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision, uncategorized