Police ID teen hit, killed by driver with learner's permit

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 13-year-old girl was killed and an adult female was injured by a car in Silver Spring on Tuesday evening, officials said.

It happened around 8:32 p.m. on the 300 block of University Boulevard near Eastern Middle School, emergency officials said.

The 13-year-old girl was transported to the hospital as a "priority 1 patient," according to Montgomery County fire PIO Pete Piringer. The teen was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after arriving.

Police identified the victim Wednesday morning as Deborah Roxana Reyes Casasola, of the 900 block of Northhampton Drive in Silver Spring.

Police say the driver of a 2008 Ford Focus was driving in the rear parking lot of the school when the car left the lot, hit a sign, a tree, and the adult female and teen, who were both watching a soccer game.

For some reason, the driver was practicing driving in the area and hit the two people. Police believe that there were three people, all adults, in the striking vehicle.

The adult female suffered leg injuries, officials said.

Police are looking for people who were watching the soccer game and may have witnessed the crash. If you have any information, please call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620 or call the police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000.


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