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Detectives Investigate West Gude Drive Fatality; Victim's Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in the area of West Gude Drive and Watkins Pond Blvd. in Rockville.    


At approximately 2:29 p.m., Montgomery County Police Officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a single vehicle collision.   


The investigation by detectives has revealed that the driver of a silver 2018 Infiniti Q50 was traveling eastbound on West Gude Drive when he lost control and collided with a tree in the center median.  


The adult male driver of the Infiniti was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent has been identified as 28-year-old Romario Coke, of Silver Spring.   


This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620. 

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Release ID: 23-035
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: fatal-collision