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Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Olney

policeambulancesUPDATED Montgomery County Police are investigating a one-vehicle fatal collision that occurred overnight at Hines Road at Blossom View Drive in Olney.

Police identified the victim as Lisa Ann Smith, a 43-year-old Olney resident, who was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver is identified by police as 29-year-old Robert Walter Lee of Gaithersburg. Lee was transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries, police said.

The call came into dispatch at 4:11 a.m. on Sunday. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that the vehicle in this collision was overturned.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Hines Road (towards Georgia Avenue) when for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway just prior to Blossom View Drive and struck a tree and light support pole.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that alcohol may have been a factor in this fatal collision.

Police are advising motorists of road closures between Monitor Drive and Lafayette Drive in Olney while the collision reconstruction unit remains on the scene.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.

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