Friday, July 17, 2015

Police investigating fatal collision in Wheaton

Montgomery County Police are investigating a one car collision yesterday that killed a Wheaton resident who was simply a pedestrian bystander.

Maria Dolores Posadas, 45, of the 4500 block of Randolph Road in Wheaton, was struck by a 2011 Hyundai Sonata in a residential driveway in the 4300 block of Randolph around 10:54 AM Thursday morning, July 16, 2015.

Posadas was transported to Suburban Hospital, but was later pronounced dead there.

Mary Alice Tabb, 83, of the 5400 block of Marinelli Road in North Bethesda, was the driver of the Sonata. Tabb allegedly lost control of her vehicle while driving eastbound on Randolph near Selfridge Road. Why that happened, police are now attempting to determine.

According to police, Tabb's Sonata crossed three lanes of traffic, slammed into a utility pole at Selfridge Road, left the roadway, and struck Posadas in the driveway. Tabb suffered minor injuries, and was also taken to Suburban.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this tragic collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

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