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Detectives Investigate Serious Pedestrian-Involved Collision in White Oak Area

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a serious pedestrian-involved collision that occurred this afternoon in the White Oak area.

On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 12:26 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to New Hampshire Avenue and McCeney Avenue for the report of a collision.

Preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that a 2002 Toyota Camry was travelling south on New Hampshire Avenue and attempted to make a right turn onto McCeney Avenue. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota Camry left the roadway and struck a stop sign.  The Toyota continued travelling across the service road and onto the sidewalk where it struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, identified as 65-year-old David Rafael Velasquez of Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Camry, identified as Dasia Kierra Wood, age 17, of Upper Marlboro, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

3/19/19 (9:34 pm) - Note: The press release has been corrected to state that the car attempted to make a RIGHT turn. (The press release originally stated the car was making a left turn).

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Release ID: 20-117
Media Contact: Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: serious-collision