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Silver Spring Man Indicted Following 2022 Fatal Traffic Collision

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - A Silver Spring man has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges related to a double fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2022, in the intersection of Georgia Avenue and May Street.


24-year-old Daniel Alberto Aviles Gonzalez has been charged with two counts of grossly negligent manslaughter, two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol, driving suspended, and driving on a learner's permit without supervision.


The investigation by the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit revealed that Aviles Gonzalez was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Georgia Avenue when he struck a Toyota Camry turning left from northbound Georgia Avenue onto May Street. 79-year-old Prabodh Vaid and 77-year-old Nirmala Vaid, a married couple who lived at the corner of May Street and Georgia Ave, died at the scene of the collision. The investigation determined that Aviles Gonzalez was driving at a high rate of speed while under the influence of alcohol.


Aviles Gonzalez was indicted on Thursday, February 2, 2023. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. Daniel Alberto Aviles Gonzalez is presumed innocent until proven guilty, pending the outcome of a trial.

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Release ID: 23-105
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision