For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the intersection of Connecticut Ave. and Atherton Dr. in Wheaton. At approximately 7:35 a.m., 4th District Officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the location for the report of a collision involving multiple people with serious injuries.
The investigation by detectives has determined that the driver of a white 1997 Ford F-150, pulling a 2015 Holmes light duty trailer, was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Atherton Dr. onto northbound Connecticut Ave. The operator of a white 2015 Kia Optima was traveling and continuing south on Connecticut Ave. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.
Officers located six patients with injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. Four of those patients were passengers of the Kia. Two additional patients were passengers of the Ford.
A child, a passenger in the Kia, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The decedent has been identified as 3-year-old Dreamie Dior Jackson from Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at 240-773-6620.