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Old 03-15-2012, 09:33 PM
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Default Police Investigate Double Fatal Collision in Silver Spring

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION:                        
Media Services Division, 240-773-5030


Police Investigate Double
Fatal Collision in Silver Spring

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Related Reference: 2012 Montgomery County Traffic Fatalities Map

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a double fatal collision that occurred today in Silver Spring.

Today at approximately 12:27 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a vehicle collision in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black, 2006, Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road. A black, 1995, Ford tow truck was traveling westbound on Piney Branch Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota Corolla crossed the center of the roadway and collided with the Ford tow truck.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Olin Dale Soreson, age 26, of an unconfirmed address, was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The front passenger of the Corolla, a 23-year-old female, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female passenger is not being identified as family notification has not been made.

The driver of the tow truck has been identified as Melesio J. Monterroza Cartagena, age 51, of the 1000 block of Cresthaven Drive in Silver Spring. Cartagena was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435. Callers may remain anonymous.

9300 Block of Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring800 Block of Randolph Road in Colesville





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Default Second Victim in Silver Spring Double Fatal Collision Identified

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION:                        
Media Services Division, 240-773-5030


Update        Update        Update      Update

Second Victim in Silver Spring
Double Fatal Collision Identified

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) continue to investigate a double fatal collision that occurred yesterday in Silver Spring.

On March 16, at approximately 12:27 p.m., officers from the 3rd District responded to a vehicle collision in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black, 2006, Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound in the 9300 block of Piney Branch Road. A black, 1995, Ford tow truck was traveling westbound on Piney Branch Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota Corolla crossed the center of the roadway and collided with the Ford tow truck.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla, Olin Dale Sorenson, age 26, of an unconfirmed address, was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The front passenger of the Corolla, Sylvia Clarice Taiko Reiff, age 23, of the 10300 block of Royal Road in Silver Spring, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the tow truck has been identified as Melesio J. Monterroza Cartagena, age 51, of the 1000 block of Cresthaven Drive in Silver Spring. Cartagena was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this fatal collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435. Callers may remain anonymous.
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