Derwood Hit-and-Run Claims Life

Update Monday, Nov. 26: Police says Oscar Eduardo Rivas-Macal, 23, of Washington Grove Lane in Gaithersburg died from his injuries on Nov. 23.


Update, 1:10 p.m.: The driver of the Cobalt has been identified as Mario Antonio Jandres-Rivera, 24, of Ginger Court in Germantown. Jandres-Rivera was taken to a local hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition.

The passenger of the Cobalt has been identified as 23-year-old Oscar Eduardo Rivas-Macal of Washington Grove Lane in Gaithersburg. Rivas-Macal was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Original post, Monday, Nov. 19: Montgomery County police are investigating a hit-and-run in Derwood where a pedestrian was struck, suffering life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred about 10 p.m. Sunday after a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt was involved in a single-car collision on the side of Muncaster Road near Beechdale Court, police said.

One of the occupants of the car left the vehicle and was struck by dark-colored Ford Mustang, police said. The Mustang fled in the direction of Gaithersburg. Both occupants of the Cobalt were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers are asking for the public’s help in finding the Mustang.

The occupants of the Cobalt will be identified once the appropriate notifications are made

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620

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