Victim’s Identity Released as Detectives Investigate West Gude Drive Fatality

by Patrick Herron

Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, in the area of West Gude Drive and Watkins Pond Blvd. in Rockville.

At approximately 2:29 p.m., Montgomery County Police 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 the driver of a silver 2018 Infiniti Q50 was traveling eastbound on West Gude Drive when he lost control and collided with a tree in the center median.

The adult male driver of the Infiniti was pronounced dead at the scene. The decedent has been identified as 28-year-old Romario Coke, of Silver Spring.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620.


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