Police Investigate Fatal Single-Vehicle Collisions in Potomac, Cloverly

Police responded to two fatal collisions between the late hours of Monday night and early hours of Tuesday morning: one in Potomac and another in Cloverly.

The Montgomery County Police Department said it received a call around 10:51 p.m. on Monday reporting a single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collision in Potomac on River Road near Luvie Lane.

The vehicle hit a utility pole and caught on fire, according to a tweet from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer. Route 190 between Dalyn Drive and Travilah Road closed for the investigation.

Following a call around 12:19 a.m., the police department said detectives responded to another single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collision in the Cloverly area.

The incident happened near the 15700 block of New Hampshire Avenue between Briggs Chaney Road and Spencerville Road, according to a tweet from Piringer, and resulted in a damaged utility pole.

Police reported around 7 a.m. that the preliminary investigation had been conducted and no roads were closed related to the collision.

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About Bryan Gallion

Bryan Gallion is a freelance reporter for Montgomery Community Media. He previously interned with MCM in the spring of 2019. Bryan recently earned a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. He can be reached at bgallion@mymcmedia.org.


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