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Detectives Investigate Veirs Mill Fatal Collision; Victim's Identity Released

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 2, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, October 1, 2023, on Veirs Mill Road.

At approximately 7:57 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the 13000 block of Veirs Mill Road between Aspen Hill Road and Arbutus Avenue for the report of a traffic collision involving a gray, 2019 Jeep Limited and a black and red, 2016 Suzuki GSX R 600L motorcycle.   

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of the Jeep was making a U-Turn from westbound Veirs Mill Road to continue eastbound on Veirs Mill Road. The operator of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Veirs Mill Road when it collided with the back of the jeep.

The driver of the Jeep and the passenger remained on scene.  

The operator of the motorcycle sustained life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.  

The decedent has been identified as 40-year-old, Hector Luis Betancourt-Rivera of Rockville.  

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620. 

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Release ID: 23-574
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision