Police Investigate Deaths of Mother and Daughter in Chevy Chase
According to a police account, police and firefighters responded to a report of an electrocution at the residence shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 8800 block of Connecticut Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that a mother and her daughter were found unresponsive outside of the home in the stairwell leading to the basement. Police said they were transported to separate trauma centers where they died from their injuries.
Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer said a firefighter was injured at this scene as well.
Police investigators found a portable sump pump in the standing water near the victims.
Detectives said they are looking at the possibility that the water was charged and an electrical surge contributed to the victims’ deaths.
Many areas of Montgomery County experienced flooding due to the heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon.
This incident remains under investigation, however, police said no foul-play is suspected at this time.
Detectives Investigate Two Possible Weather-Related Deaths in Chevy Chase http://t.co/cI4zlKBNCY
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) June 28, 2015
8806 Connecticut Av, flooded condition w/ several persons electrocuted, EMS transporting 2, 1 adult & 1 child, both Priority 1
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 27, 2015
ICYMI(430p) 8806 Connecticut Av, flooded condition, water energized & shocked 1adult & 1child, both electrocuted, 1 FF inj, PD investigating
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 28, 2015