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Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating Colesville Fatal Collision

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Police - Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Colesville.

At approximately 7:36 p.m., a white 2012 Honda Pilot was traveling westbound on Norbeck Road, just before Norwood Road, when it hit the curb and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, colliding with a white 2019 Honda Pilot traveling eastbound on Norbeck Road.


The driver of the 2019 Honda was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the 2012 Honda, 66-year-old Altai Khaltar of Derwood, was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.


A third vehicle, a 2019 Nissan Rogue, was behind the 2019 Honda and suffered minor damages from debris caused by the collision. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.


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: 23-179
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision