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Fatal Accident on Darnestown Road

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision that occurred June 10 on Darnestown Road near Bucklodge Road.

At approximately 9:41 p.m., Rockville District officers responded to the area of Darnestown Road west of Bucklodge Road for a report of a serious personal injury collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2008 Hyundai Elantra was traveling west on Darnestown Road when it went through standing water on the roadway. The operator of the vehicle lost control, crossed the eastbound lane of Darnestown Road, and struck a tree.

The operator of the vehicle, identified as Frances Cooke D’Anna, age 52, of Poolesville was transported to a local area hospital where she died from her injuries. Her daughter, Lindsey Claire D’Anna, age 18, also of Poolesville, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.


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