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Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Silver Spring; Victim's Name Released

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 20, 2021

Update : December 27, 2021 : Victim's Name Released in December 19 Fatality 

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit have identified the victim in the December 19 fatality as 63-year-old, Dina Perez of Silver Spring. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating the December 19 fatal collision involving two vehicles that occurred near the intersection of Fairland Road and Fairridge Drive.


At approximately 8 p.m., 3rd District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a traffic collision that just occurred.


The investigation has revealed that the operator of a silver 1987 Toyota Camry station wagon was traveling westbound on Fairland Road when she crossed into the eastbound lane of Fairland Road and collided with a 2013 New Flyer WMATA Passenger Bus. The bus was occupied by the driver only. The operator of the Toyota Camry was pronounced deceased at the scene. The operator of the WMATA Passenger Bus was uninjured. 


The decedent was identified as a 63-year-old female. The name of the deceased will be released following proper notification of the family. This is an active and ongoing investigation.


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: 21-508
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision