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Detectives Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Georgia Avenue

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 6, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a pedestrian fatality that occurred on Sunday, February 5, 2023, in the area of Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue.  

At approximately 7:37 p.m., officers from the 4th District and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area for the report of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.  

The preliminary investigation has determined that the pedestrian was crossing the 13600 block of Georgia Avenue when she was struck by a blue 2002 Ford Taurus traveling northbound.  

The driver remained on scene.  

The female pedestrian, identified as 22-year-old, Ruth Noemi Bermudez-Chavez, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

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: 23-079
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision