Collision Causing Major Delays on Southbound I-270 This Morning

A collision on southbound 270, just prior to route 28 (Exit 6 W. Montgomery Ave.) has caused major delays this morning.

Several vehicles are involved in the accident and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units are on the scene evaluating several injuries, according to MFCRS PIO Pete Piringer.

The accident occurred in the main/express lanes and multiple lanes are blocked. Delays are expected to continue further into this morning’s commute.


Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision Involving Pedestrian in Aspen Hill Area

Per Montgomery County Police:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred last night in the Aspen Hill area.

On Wednesday, April 28, at approximately 11:02 p.m., 4th District officers and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Georgia Avenue in the area of Rippling Brook Drive for a report of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2015 Toyota Camry was traveling north on Georgia Avenue in the area of Rippling Brook Drive. The pedestrian was attempting to cross northbound Georgia Avenue in a westerly direction when she was struck by the Camry. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pedestrian is identified as Claire E. Weissmeyer Grossmann, age 63, of Silver Spring.

The driver of the Toyota Camry is identified as 19-year-old German Alexis Del Cid Mejia of Rockville.  He was not injured in the collision.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.


A tree fell on top of a moving vehicle on Westlake Drive near Tuckerman in Bethesda this morning.

MCFRS responded and transported one adult with non-life threatening injuries. The tree was also removed from the roadway.

Courtesy of MCFRSPIO Pete Piringer


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