For Immediate Release: Friday, June 17, 2022
A pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Friday, June 3, 2022, has succumbed to his injuries and died. At approximately 10 p.m., Vidal Godinez Guatemalteca, of Silver Spring, was crossing Gridley Rd. (Wheaton/Glenmont) when he was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado making a left hand turn from southbound Selfridge Rd. to eastbound Gridley Rd. The initial report states that 35-year-old Guatemalteca was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Guatemalteca was transported to an area hospital, where he remained in the intensive care unit until his passing on June 15.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are now investigating this collision as a fatality. If charges are to be filed against the driver, it will be done following completion of the investigation and in consultation with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773- 6620.
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