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Montgomery County Police Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Potomac

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 4, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Friday, April 1, 2022, in the 10700 block of Falls Road in Potomac.    


At approximately 5:10 p.m., 1st District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a single motorcycle collision. Upon arrival, units located an adult male motorcyclist in the entranceway of the Normandie Farm Restaurant.    


The preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the operator of a grey 2019 Ducati Diavel motorcycle was traveling southbound on Falls Road from the area of Potomac Tennis Club Lane, toward Democracy Boulevard. For reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle left the right side of the roadway and struck a granite retaining wall. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the entranceway of the Normandie Farm Restaurant.  There is no physical evidence that would suggest another vehicle was involved.

The adult male victim was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.  


The victim, identified as 60-year-old William Herndon True, Jr., of Potomac, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, April 3, as a result of the injuries he sustained in the collision.    

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: 22-183
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: fatal-collision