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Update: Identities Released in Damascus Area Fatal Collision

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a fatal collision that occurred yesterday morning in the Damascus area.

Today, investigators are identifying the driver and front seat passenger of the white, 1997 Toyota Corolla.  The driver is identified as Wesley Delimon Tibbs III, age 32, of the 4700 block of Hardwood Court in Mount Airy, and the front seat passenger is identified as Anna Victoria Young, age 24, of the same address.

On Tuesday, January 22 at approximately 7:50 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 28500 block of Ridge Road for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white, 1997 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Ridge Road (MD 27) and that a white, 2015 Toyota Avalon was traveling southbound on Ridge Road.   For reasons still under investigation, the Corolla and the Avalon collided in the 28500 block of Ridge Road (north of Kemptown Road).

Tibbs III succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  Young was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she is expected to survive.

This 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: 19-026
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: fatal-collision