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Montgomery County Police Investigating Fatal Aspen Hill Collision

For Immediate Release: Saturday, March 26, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD -  A 31-year-old Lanham, Maryland man has died following a collision in Aspen Hill.

On March 23, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Montgomery County Police and Montgomery County Fire-Rescue, responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in Aspen Hill for the report of a two-vehicle collision with entrapment. One of the vehicles involved had also collided with a wooden utility pole.

The initial investigation has revealed that a silver, 2011 Audi Q5 was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, approaching Hewitt Avenue. As the Audi reached the intersection of Hewitt Avenue, it struck a gray, 2015 Mercedes GLK350 that was making a left turn from southbound Georgia Avenue to eastbound Hewitt Avenue. The collision caused the Audi to leave the roadway and strike a wooden utility pole causing significant damage.

Both operators were transported to Suburban Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the of the Audi Q5 has been identified as Chad Edward Anthony Richards. Richards was initially stabilized but ultimately succumbed to his injuries on March 24.

This collision is now being investigated by the Montgomery County Collision Reconstruction Unit.  

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Release ID: 22-165
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision