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Columbia Pike Fatal Collision: Detectives Ask for Public's Help in Locating Decedent's Family (FAMILY LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

UPDATE: Montgomery County Police have been able to locate the family of Robert Hugh Haas. Thank you for your help. 


Gaithersburg, MD – The Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating fatal collision that occurred on Saturday, October 28, 2023, near the intersection of Old Columbia Pike and Dustin Road. Detectives have been unable to locate any of the decedent’s family and are asking for the public’s assistance to find possible family members.  


At approximately 12:15 p.m., Montgomery County Fire Rescue and MCPD responded to the area for the report of a single vehicle collision.     


The preliminary investigation by CRU detectives has revealed that a blue 2009 Hyundai Elantra, driven by 73-year-old Robert Hugh Haas, of Windsor Mill, was traveling northbound on Old Columbia Pike when, for unknown reasons, Haas failed to negotiate the traffic circle at Dustin Road and struck a retaining wall.   


Haas was pronounced dead at the scene. 


This is an active investigation.   


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

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Release ID: 23-630
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: fatal-collision