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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision in Aspen Hill

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 8, 2018

July 12, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Update:

The light-colored Dodge Durango believed to be involved in this collision has a flaming eight ball sticker on its rear window (see example below).

Investigators are also asking anyone who may have seen a light-colored Dodge Durango with a flaming eight ball sticker on the rear window to please call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.

June 21, 2018 (12:00 p.m.) Update:

  • The color, make, and model of an additional vehicle that is believed to have been involved in this collision has been added to this release:
"Based on new information, investigators believe that a light-colored Dodge Durango was also involved in this collision."

June 8, 2018 (3:00 pm) Update:

  • The pedestrian is being identified as Gregory Jonathan Atwood, age 40, of Tynewick Drive in Silver Spring.
  • The year of one of the possibly involved vehicles has been added to this release:

"Evidence also indicates that one of the involved vehicles is possibly a 2011 Chrysler 200 or a 2011 Dodge Avenger ..."



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The Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal, pedestrian hit-and-run collision that occurred early this morning in the Aspen Hill area.

On Friday, June 8, at approximately 3:50 a.m., 4th District officers responded to southbound Georgia Avenue at Hewitt Avenue for the report of a person in the roadway.

Officers located an adult male deceased in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue.  It was determined that the male had been struck by a vehicle and that vehicle had left the area.

Based on evidence at the scene, Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives believe that after the initial vehicle struck the pedestrian, at least one additional vehicle also struck the pedestrian.  Evidence also indicates that one of the involved vehicles is possibly a 2011 Chrysler 200 or a 2011 Dodge Avenger (unknown color).  Based on new information, investigators believe that a light-colored Dodge Durango was also involved in this collision.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision, were in the area around the time of the collision and saw something suspicious, or have any information about this collision to please call the 4th District Police Station at 240-773-5500.  Callers may remain anonymous.

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

RLI



The link to the June 22 press release announcing the arrest of two of three suspects who assaulted and robbed Gregory Atwood prior to him being struck and killed on Georgia Avenue at Hewitt Avenue has also been added to this release:

https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail_Pol.aspx?Item_ID=31105
Example of flaming eight ball sticker on the rear window of the light-colored Dodge DurangoExample of flaming eight ball sticker on the rear window of the light-colored Dodge Durango (Original Image)


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Release ID: 18-232
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision