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Montgomery County I-270 Fatal Collision Under Investigation

For Immediate Release: Saturday, May 20, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD - At approximately 5:01 a.m., Montgomery County Department of Police 2nd District officers responded to a call for service in the middle travel lane on the ramp of Rockledge Road to check the welfare of an adult male inside of a car.

When officers arrived, they found a lone individual who they believed to be intoxicated and observed a gun on the driver’s lap. They attempted to prevent the occupant from driving away. However, he drove off, heading northbound on I-270.

Officers initiated a brief pursuit and the driver crashed on I-270, south of route 28.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults in a separate vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Maryland State Police Crash Team and the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division responded to the location.

Per Maryland law, the investigation has been handed over to the Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division.



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Release ID: 23-279
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: fatal-collision