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Detectives Investigate Serious Personal Injury Collision in Wheaton

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious single-vehicle collision that occurred in Wheaton this morning (July 27).

At approximately 6:54 a.m., Montgomery County officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to University Boulevard West at Amherst Avenue for the report of a personal injury collision.

The preliminary investigation developed that a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling westbound on University Boulevard when for reasons still under investigation, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a light pole in the parking lot of the Wheaton Manor Shopping Center.

The vehicle driver and sole occupant, Chukwuemeka Nnamdi Onokala, age 59, of the 1800 block of Greenwich Wood Drive in Silver Spring, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this collision. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Release ID: 17-227
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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