UPDATED: 95-Year-old Woman Struck and Killed on River Road in Bethesda
UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that killed a Bethesda woman shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday night in the 5500 block of River Road.
According to the police department’s preliminary investigation, the woman, identified by police as 95-year-old Margaret McDowell Wydro was crossing River Road from south to north at Springfield Drive (toward the Kenwood Club) in the area of the marked crosswalk.
That’s when police said a 2007 BMW 335i was traveling east on River Road (toward Washington, D.C.) and struck Wydro. According to police, Wydro died from her injuries at the scene.
Detectives continue to investigate what the traffic signal and pedestrian crossing signal showed at the time of the collision.
This collision remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.
Accident investigation closes River Road (MD 190) in both directions at Kenwood Country Club driveway. Seek an alt route. #MDtraffic
— MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) October 22, 2015
Traffic Advisory – River Rd CLOSED in vicinity of Dorsey Av, pedestrian struck (initial MCFRS dispatch 658p), PD & MCFRS on scene — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 21, 2015
Cont. of Fatal:Call received 6:58 pm. Vehicle involved remained at scene. Collision Reconstruction Unit en route to investigate. CONTINUED
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) October 21, 2015
MCP on scene of fatal pedestrian collision in 5500 blk of River Rd. (between Dorset Ave. and Springfield Dr.) Victim is adult female. CONT — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) October 21, 2015