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Detectives Investigate Beall Ave. and Upton St. Fatality; Victim’s Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatality that occurred in the early morning of October 4, 2022, in the area of Beall Avenue and Upton Street.   


At approximately 6:33 a.m., officers from the Rockville City Police Department and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to a suspicious situation reported at the location. Responding units located a grey 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible on a lawn in the 100 block of Upton Street that had been involved in a collision.  


The initial investigation by detectives has determined that the driver of the Ford was traveling westbound on Beall Avenue, when for reasons unknown, he lost control of the vehicle and struck a house in the 100 block of Upton Street.  


The driver of the Ford was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver has been identified as 23-year-old, Tyler James Lightcap, of Rockville.  


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: 22-481
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision