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Detectives Investigating Fatal Collision on Intercounty Connector

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 15, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on the Intercounty Connector (ICC), and asking witnesses who may have been driving in the area at the time to come forward.


On Thursday, July 14, at approximately 7:28 p.m., an on-duty Montgomery County Police Officer notified the Emergency Communications Center that he had been involved in a collision on the ICC between Georgia Ave. and Shady Grove Rd. The officer was driving west on MD 200 in his marked patrol car, when a motorcycle crashed into the back of the officer’s cruiser, a 2018 Dodge Charger.


The driver of the motorcycle, 31-year-old Carlos Ivan Diaz-Franco of Silver Spring, was thrown from his 2020 BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle. Montgomery County Fire Rescue responded to the location and Diaz-Franco was pronounced dead on scene. The motorcycle came to rest in the eastbound lanes, causing the ICC to be shut down in both directions during the investigation.

The officer was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620. The motorcycle was a red, white, and blue sport bike and it may have been traveling with a group of other motorcycles.

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Release ID: 22-365
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision