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Detectives Investigative Fatal Collision in Damascus; Victim’s Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Update: June 19, 2022 - Victim's Name Released in June 18, 2022 Fatality 


Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit have identified the victim in the June 18 fatality as 45-year-old Rene Rivas Quinteros from Winchester, Virginia.


Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred on the morning of June 18, 2022, in the 28540 block of Ridge Rd.  


At approximately 8:15 a.m., 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a single vehicle collision. 


The investigation by detectives has determined that the driver of a black 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound on Ridge Rd. when he, for reasons that are still under investigation, crossed the northbound lanes, left the roadway and struck a tree.  


The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  


The passenger in the Toyota Camry suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent is a 45-year-old male from Winchester, Virginia. 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 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: 22-309
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: fatal-collision