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Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Silver Spring

For Immediate Release: Saturday, September 11, 2021

UPDATE: Victim's Name Released in Sept. 10 Fatality

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit have identified the victim in the September 10 fatality as 54-year-old Matthew Robert Early, Sr. of Silver Spring.


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Friday evening in the Silver Spring area.  

At approximately 8 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Columbia Pike (US 29) and Fairland Road for the report of a two vehicle collision that just occurred.  

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a white 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southbound on Columbia Pike (US 29) approaching Fairland Road. The second vehicle, a white 2019 Toyota Camry was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Columbia Pike (US 29) to westbound Fairland Road. The two vehicles collided near the intersection. The motorcycle operator was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased on scene. The operator of the Toyota was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent is identified as a 54-year-old male from Silver Spring. 

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.  

Updated: October 1, 2021 During a recent review, it was discovered that the above noted fatal collision details had not been formally released.  We are committed to transparency and apologize for this oversight. 

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Release ID: 21-336
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision