A man is dead after two vehicles crashed head-on in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Sunday morning.
Montgomery County fire and rescue personnel were dispatched for a head-on collision between two sedans in the area of Md. Route 117/Clopper Road near Orchard Hills Drive in Gaithersburg just before 6 a.m. Sunday.
A man who was driving one of the two cars, identified as 29-year-old Emil William Cosbert, of Gaithersburg, died on the scene, MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer said. The other driver, 27-year-old Juliette Marie Simon of Cheltenham, was hospitalized with injuries that Montgomery County police described as “non-life threatening.”
Update — Clopper Rd — FATAL according to RT @mcpnews Fatal collision investigation (Gaithersburg): Clopper Road (MD-117) at Orchard Hills Drive. 2 vehicles involved. A male driver succumbed to injuries at scene. Collision Reconstruction Unit investigating. https://t.co/KTon0qQlVp
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) April 18, 2021
Piringer said two other people involved in the crashed were injured. A firefighter responding to the scene also received an injury which was not life-threatening.
The WTOP Traffic Center reported Clopper Road reopened to traffic at 10:20 a.m.. It had been closed both ways between Longdraft Road and W. Watkins Mill Road/Pheasant Run Drive due to the crash investigation.
WTOP’s Mary de Pompa, Luke Lukert and Zeke Hartner contributed to this report.