Police ID driver killed in fatal Montgomery County crash

Montgomery County police said a man died after a Metrobus, van and car collided on Sunday night in White Oak, Maryland.

It happened just before 9 p.m. on New Hampshire Avenue and Lockwood Drive. Police said the driver of a van traveling northbound on New Hampshire Avenue crossed the median and struck a car in the southbound lane. The Metrobus operator, who was also traveling on southbound New Hampshire Avenue, then struck the car. The bus driver and the driver of the car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. The passengers of the bus were not hurt in the crash.

The driver of the van, Ovidio Aroldo Gonzalez Cortez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating what happened, including why the van crossed the median. Anyone with information on what happened should call detectives at 240-773-6620.

Below is the area where the crash happened.



WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.

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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