1 killed, another injured in Damascus car crash

Montgomery County Police Officers say a passenger has died, and a driver was injured, after crashing into a tree along Ridge Road in Damascus.

The crash happened after 8 a.m. in the 28540 block of Ridge Road.

Police say Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash involving a black Toyota Camry.

Detectives say that they are still investigating why the southbound vehicle crossed the northbound lanes, left the road and struck the tree.

The 45-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver had minor injuries and was hospitalized.



Police ask anyone with information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

This is a developing story. 

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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