Man Struck and Killed Crossing Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Montgomery County around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Aspen Hill Road.

Police released a statement about the incident noting that Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision. According to the Montgomery County Police Department, the preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Honda Civic, driven by Beverly Bowler Babcock, 74, of Silver Spring, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue when the vehicle struck Jose Renan Guillen, 75, of Olney, who was attempting to cross Georgia Avenue.

Guillen was transported to a local hospital and police say he died from his injuries. Police say Babcock was not injured.

Detectives continue to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this collision.  Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has additional information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Planning Board Vice Chair Talks Pedestrian Death in Silver Spring

This is the first pedestrian fatality in Montgomery County in 2020. Pedestrian safety has been one of the top priorities for the Montgomery County Council and the Planning Board. The county has adopted a Vision Zero plan focusing on eliminating accidents like this one reported yesterday evening. Based on the County Council report, in 2019 there were nearly 14 deaths and 600 incidents on the county roadways.

On Tuesday morning, MCPD tweeted a reminder of pedestrian safety after the fatal collision.

MyMCMedia asked Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Vice-chair of the Montgomery Planning Board about the first fatal pedestrian report of 2020.


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