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Detectives Investigate Rockville Pike Pedestrian Fatality; Victim’s Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on Friday, October 28, 2022, in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike.  


At approximately 8:58 p.m., Rockville City Police officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.   


The investigation by detectives has determined that the pedestrian was crossing Rockville Pike from east to west in the 1000 block of Rockville Pike when she was struck by a tan 2004 Toyota Camry that was traveling northbound on Rockville Pike. The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene.  


The pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on November 11, 2022. The decedent has been identified as 35-year-old Sonia Maribel Mejia Cruz, of Rockville.  


This is an active and ongoing investigation.  


The Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620. 

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Release ID: 22-552
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: fatal-collision , pedestrian-collision