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Detectives Investigate Single-Vehicle Fatal Collision in Fairland

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 12, 2021

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred this morning in the Fairland area.    

Today, Monday, April 12, at approximately 5:26 a.m., 3rd District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Columbia Pike (Route US-29) and Briggs Chaney Road for a report of a serious collision.    

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2011 Toyota RAV4 was traveling north on Columbia Pike.  For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota RAV4 left the roadway and struck a concrete wall on the right side of the roadway.    

The driver and sole occupant of the Toyota RAV 4, Anavela Marizol Gordillo Cruz, age 56, of Kensington, was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries

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


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Release ID: 21-140
Media Contact: Sergeant Sunyoung Kim 
Categories: fatal-collision