Man dead in Rockville single-vehicle collision

A man is dead after his car lost control and crashed into a tree in Rockville, Maryland.

Montgomery County police said 27-year-old Matthew Dirienzo Klopfer of Germantown was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle hit a tree near the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Darnestown Road.

A preliminary investigation determined Klopfer was traveling southbound on Great Seneca Highway around 4 a.m., when his 2013 Ford F-150 left the roadway at the intersection with Darnestown Road and struck a tree.

Klopfer was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of Saturday morning, investigators were still working to determine what led to the crash. Police asked anyone with information regarding the crash to contact the collision reconstruction unit at 240-773-6620.

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Teddy Gelman

Teddy Gelman became Morning Drive Producer in February 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a weekend producer and an assistant producer after joining WTOP in 2018. He’s also filed news stories on-air, anchored sportscasts and produced for the WTOP traffic team.

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