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Clarksburg Area Fatal Collision Investigated

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision that occurred this morning in the Clarksburg area.

On Thursday, March 28, at approximately 9:58 a.m., 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the 11700 block of Hawkes Road for the report of a serious collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2013 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Hawkes Road and a 2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 van was traveling westbound on Hawkes Road.   For reasons still under investigation, the Accord and the Express 2500 van collided in the 11700 block of Hawkes Road (between Stringtown Road and Piedmont Road).

The driver of the Accord, identified as Nancy Soraya Moreno, age 45, of the 10800 block of Sir Barton Circle in Damascus, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  She succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The driver of the Express 2500 van, identified as David Joseph Dowling, age 57, of the 23100 block of Bank Barn Court in Germantown, and an adult male front-seat passenger in the van suffered minor injuries in the collision.

This investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


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Release ID: 19-125
Media Contact: Rick Goodale 
Categories: fatal-collision