Police Investigate Fatal Vehicle Crash on Darnestown Road (PHOTOS)
UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal and fiery one-vehicle crash on Darnestown Road between Germantown Road and White’s Ferry Road.
Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the driver was killed in this collision overnight.
The police department’s preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Darnestown Road, around 3 a.m., when for reasons still under investigation the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree on the eastbound shoulder. Police said the vehicle came to rest on the westbound shoulder of Darnestown Road.
According to police, a portion of Darnestown Road was closed during the morning rush hour as the investigation was underway at the scene. The road has since reopened.
If you have information about this crash, call the police department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 30, 2015
Update: Darnestown Road now open in both directions. Thank you for your understanding.
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) September 30, 2015
Update – Darnestown Road, crash & vehicle fire, at least 1 occupant did not survive, DOA — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 30, 2015
CONT: Rt 28 will be closed during the morning rush hour commute in that section, avoid the area, plan alt route PIO enroute to the scene — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) September 30, 2015
CONT: Rt 28 is CLOSED in both directions between Black Rock Rd and Bellingham Dr. MORE… — Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) September 30, 2015
Traffic advisory – Reminder – Darnestown Road Rt28 CLOSED near Bellingham Dr basically between RT118 Germantown Rd & White’s Ferry Rd Rt107 — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 30, 2015