1 woman dead, another in critical condition after Rockville Pike crash that shut down roadway

The scene of a fatal automobile crash on Rockville Pike at Twinbrook Parkway. (Courtesy Richard Gilson)

A woman is dead and another woman is seriously injured after a car crash early Saturday morning on Rockville Pike in Montgomery County, Maryland, which closed the road for several hours, the county’s fire and rescue officials said.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, police said they responded to a crash on Rockville Pike at the intersection of Rollins Avenue. Montgomery County Fire & Rescue told WTOP that they transported one person in critical condition, and that there was a single fatality declared at the scene.

“Units on scene found two occupied vehicles with one being a rollover. Both vehicles required extrication to remove their occupants,” David Pazos, assistant chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said in a social media post.

All northbound and southbound lanes were closed on Rockville Pike from Bou Avenue to Twinbrook Parkway/Rollins Avenue. The roadways reopened around 10:15 a.m.

Other details about the crash are not yet available from investigators.

A map of the area where the crash happened is below.

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Dana Sukontarak

Dana Sukontarak is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. She loves haiku poetry, short sci-fi stories and word games. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and currently lives in Silver Spring.

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