Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Germantown

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Germantown Tuesday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Middlebrook Road at around 10:44 a.m., police said.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling west on Middlebrook Road when, for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and struck a pedestrian who was standing on the median.

Police said the 64-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified him as Richard Lee Cooper.

After striking the pedestrian, police said, the Sequoia struck a 1998 Ford Expedition that was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Great Seneca Highway onto westbound Middlebrook Road.

Police said the drivers of both vehicles and a passenger in the Ford were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The intersection was closed for hours while the investigation was underway at the scene. It reopened shortly before the afternoon rush hour.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.

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