Man Dies in Damascus Single-Vehicle Collision

Police said a man died in a single-vehicle collision Saturday morning in Damascus.

45-year-old Rene Rivas Quinteros of Winchester, Virginia, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD). 

At about 8:15 a.m. Saturday, officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to the 28540 block of Ridge Road for a reported single-vehicle collision. 

According to police, the driver of a Toyota Camry was going southbound on Ridge Road when “for reasons that are still under investigation,” he crossed the northbound lanes, left the road and struck a tree. 

The driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Quinteros, the passenger, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police department asks anyone with information to call Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives at 240-773-6620.

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