The Maryland State Police Crash team continues the investigation into a multi-vehicle crash which claimed the life of a Pennsylvania woman and injured nine others last night in Montgomery County. Full press release per Maryland State Police below:
The deceased is identified as Elizabeth Velez, 36, of Easton, Pennsylvania. She was the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder involved in the crash. Velez is the mother of three children, ages 2, 5, and 15, all of whom were passengers in the vehicle.
The front seat passenger in the Nissan is identified as John Tejada, 36, of Pennsylvania. Velez, along with two of the passengers, Tejada and a 15-year-old girl, were transported to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. The two younger children, ages 2 and 5, were transported to Inova Hospital in Virginia. The driver and four passengers of a Lexus SUV were also injured in the crash. All five adults were transported to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
Police received 9-1-1 calls reporting a white Mercedes CLS 450 traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Rockledge Drive last night shortly before midnight. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver, later identified as Jayleen Hannor, 23, of Macon, Georgia continued driving the wrong direction on I-270 on to the outer loop of I-495 when he crashed into a Nissan Pathfinder and a Lexus SUV at exit 34, Route 355. Hannor continued driving until he bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot in the area of Connecticut Avenue.
Hannor was taken into police custody and transported to the Rockville Barrack for processing. He was later transported to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center where he is currently under police guard.
Hannor faces multiple charges to include driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of a crash involving death. Additional charges are pending further investigation and consultation with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team leads the investigation. Officers from the Montgomery County Police Department assisted at the scene while the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with lane closures on the outer loop of I-495 in the area of Route 355. All lanes were reopened at 5:00 a.m. this morning.
Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact police at the Rockville Barrack at 301-424-2101. All callers may remain anonymous. The investigation continues.
Back in September we let you know that Country Boy Market, a staple in Montgomery County for nearly seven decades, announced it is winding down operations and will be closing…
Holly Morris celebrated 25 years at FOX5 with the station putting together a fun 12 minute video clip of her greatest moments. The clip can be seen below.
Metro is reminding customers to plan ahead if traveling on the Red, Blue, Silver, and Green lines this weekend due to planned track and construction work.
Metro leaders celebrated the completion of the Tenleytown-AU Station Escalator Replacement Project and reopening of the east entrance with a ribbon cutting ceremony.