Teen Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Crash on Muncaster Mill Road

Photo | Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service

Photo | Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service

Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred at 2:23 p.m. on Jan. 24 in Gaithersburg. According to police, the drivers and victims are all teenagers and speed likely played a factor in this accident.

The accident happened in the 7400 block of Muncaster Mill Road in Gaithersburg near the Covenant Life School.

At the scene, police found a two-vehicle collision as well as two pedestrians that were struck as a result of the collision.

According to a police news release, the preliminary investigation indicates that a blue 1996 Honda Accord and a blue 2004 Chrylser Sebring were northbound on Muncaster Mill Road. Police said the Honda was in lane one and the Chrysler was in lane two. According to police, the vehicles collided as the two lanes began to merge. Police said the Honda struck a utility pole and the Chrysler left the roadway and struck two pedestrians that were on the sidewalk, and then it struck a tree.

The two pedestrians were transported to local hospitals where one pedestrian, identified by police as Teressa Rosalind French, age 16, of Washington, D.C., died from her injuries. The second pedestrian, a 13-year-old was admitted in critical condition, police said. Both pedestrians attend the nearby Covenant Life School.

The drivers of the vehicles along with one occupant were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All occupants in the vehicles attend Magruder High School, police said.

The investigation is continuing but detectives believe that speed was a factor in this collision. No charges have been placed at this time. Once the investigation is complete, police said detectives will discuss the case with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine appropriate charges.

Detectives are still looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information should call 240.773.6620. Callers that wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1.866.411.TIPS.

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