Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Randolph Road in Wheaton

policecar2UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred Thursday morning in Wheaton.

At approximately 10:54 a.m., 4th District officers and Fire and Rescue units responded to the area of Randolph Road and Selfridge Road for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Randolph Road prior to Selfridge Road when the operator lost control, and the car traveled across three lanes of traffic and struck a utility pole on the corner of Selfridge Road. After striking the utility pole, police said the vehicle left the roadway and struck a pedestrian who was in the area of a residential driveway in the 4300 block of Randolph Road.

Police said the pedestrian was transported to Suburban hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver of the striking vehicle was also transported to Suburban Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Police have identified the pedestrian as Maria Dolores Posadas, age 45, of the 4500 block of Randolph Road in Wheaton. Police have identified the driver of the vehicle as Mary Alice Tabb, age 83, of the 5400 block of Marinelli Road in North Bethesda.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

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