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Police Investigate Fatal Ax in Olney

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred the afternoon of Feb. 1 in Olney.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., officers from the 4th District and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of 16600 block of Batchellors Forest Road for the report of a single vehicle collision.

Preliminary investigation reveals that for reasons still under investigation, a black 2005 Ford Focus left the roadway and struck a tree.

Police said the rear passenger, identified as Earl Dong-Min Lee, age 19, of the 3300 block of Norbeck Road, died of his injuries at the scene.

The driver, identified as Brandon Drake Goodman, age 21, of Brinkwood Road in Brookville, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The front seat passenger, identified as David Lankford Hampp, age 21, of the 18900 block of Bloomfield Road in Olney, was also transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation.  Investigators are asking anyone who has information about this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.


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