For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD – The driver of the black Nissan involved in a hit-and-run on Thursday, October 7, 2021, turned herself in at the Montgomery County Police Department warrant trailer on Tuesday, October 12.
On the morning of October 7, at approximately 2 a.m., Montgomery County Police were called to a parking lot in the 900 block of Rose Ave. in Rockville for a hit and run involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, multiple witnesses stated that a black Nissan driven by a female, exited the parking lot at a high rate of speed, striking several people, including a female victim who had fallen underneath the vehicle. Witnesses claimed that the driver then drove through the gate of the parking lot, leaving the scene.
Through investigation, Montgomery County Police identified 21-year-old Natalie Nicole Quiroz of Brunswick, MD as the driver of the black Nissan. Quiroz has been charged with first-degree assault, reckless driving, failure to use due care to avoid pedestrian collision, failure to stop at scene involving bodily injury, failure to remain on scene, and other traffic-related charges.
Quiroz was released on bond.