19-Year-Old From Germantown Killed in Single-Vehicle Collision; Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating

by Patrick Herron

Additional information per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, on Clopper Rd. between Waring Station Rd. and Game Preserve Rd. At approximately 12:37 a.m., 6th District officers and Montgomery County Fire rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a single-vehicle collision.

The investigation by detectives has revealed that a silver 2018 Honda CR-V was traveling north on Clopper Rd., when for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver, and sole occupant, of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent has been identified as 19-year-old Samuel Isaac Castaneda, of Germantown. This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6200.


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