Two Pedestrians Struck and Killed While Walking to Polling Location in Gaithersburg 

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Police are investigating a double pedestrian fatality that occurred this morning in the area of Fields Road Elementary School in Gaithersburg.  According to FOX5, the victims were walking to their registered polling place at the time of the incident. Per MCPD: “On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 7:20 a.m., officers from the Gaithersburg City Police Department and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of School Drive near Muddy Branch Road for the report of two pedestrians struck.  

Both pedestrians, a 70-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man, were transported to area hospitals, where they were pronounced deceased. The striking vehicle remained on scene.  This is an active and ongoing investigation.   A formal news release will be distributed as more information becomes available. The decedent’s names will be released following proper notification of next of kin.”

10AM Update: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to a call in the area of Fields Road Elementary School in Gaitherburg at approximately 7:20am on Tuesday morning.  Two pedestrians were struck by a driver on School Drive (near Muddy Branch Rd). Both  patients were transported to the hospital with priority 1 trauma (life-threatening injuries) according to MCFRS Public Information Officer Pete Piringer.  According to Gaithersburg Police, School Drive is closed but voters can still park and vote at Fields Road Elementary School if they enter from Muddy Branch Road side. Drivers are also advised to seek alternate routes. 

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