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Montgomery County Fatal Collision Under Investigation

For Immediate Release: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, a Montgomery County Police officer stopped a 2011 Honda Civic near Route 355 and Nicholson Lane after he observed the vehicle commit a traffic violation. An adult male and adult female occupied the Honda Civic.

As the officer approached the vehicle and attempted to initiate contact, the driver sped away. The officer pursued the vehicle eastbound on Randolph Road for suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver lost control near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, striking a fence post and tree. The officer’s vehicle did not make contact with the Honda Civic and was not involved in the collision.

The male passenger was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The female driver was pronounced dead on scene.

The Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the location, as well as the Maryland State Police Crash Team and the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division.

Per Maryland law, the investigation has been handed over to the Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division.

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Release ID: 22-119
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision