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Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Muddy Branch; Victim's Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 22, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in the area of Muddy Branch Road and King James Way.

At approximately 2:03 p.m., officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department, 6th District and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a collision between a vehicle and two pedestrians.

The investigation by detectives has determined that the pedestrians were crossing Muddy Branch Road from west to east at Kings James Way when they were struck by a gray 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicle traveling southbound on Muddy Branch Road.

The driver remained on scene.

The male pedestrian, identified as 78-year-old, Phillip Kwang Bon Uh of Gaithersburg, sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult female pedestrian, identified as the wife of the deceased, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

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: 22-632
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision