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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Wheaton

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

UPDATE: August 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. - The pedestrian is now being identified as Tierno Siradiou Bah, age, 69, of the 12000 block of Holdridge Road in Silver Spring.

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian-involved collision that occurred in the Glenmont/ Wheaton area.

On Monday, August 20, at approximately 8:26 p.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to Georgia Avenue (MD- 97) in the area of Glenallan Avenue for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the adult male pedestrian was attempting to cross southbound Georgia Avenue between Glenallan Avenue and Urbana Drive when he was struck by a 2006 Dodge Sprinter that was traveling south on Georgia Avenue.  The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 56-year-old male driver, identified as Alberto Hilario of Bluhill Road in Silver Spring, remained at the scene.

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

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

RLI

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Release ID: 18-351
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision