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Update: Identities Released - Motor Scooter/Unmarked MCP Cruiser Collision; Scooter Operator Succumbs To Injuries

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department - Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal traffic collision that occurred yesterday in Wheaton that involved a motor scooter and a Montgomery County Police (MCP) unmarked cruiser.

The 74-year old operator of the Sunra Motor Scooter is being identified as Loreto Andal Canubas of Dewey Road in Kensington.  The driver of the unmarked Montgomery County Police cruiser is being identified as Montgomery County Police Officer Robert Farmer, who has been a MCP officer for approximately eight-and-a-half years and who is currently assigned to the Police Community Action Team (PCAT).  Officer Farmer has been placed on administrative leave as is standard protocol.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Montgomery County Police, Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 17-270
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision