Montgomery Co. firefighter killed in crash near Six Flags

UPPER MARLBORO (WUSA9) -- A Montgomery County firefighter has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident near Six Flags in Prince George's County on Thursday.

Firefighter Garrett Greene was killed while riding his motorcycle along Central Avenue (Route 214) in Upper Marlboro, according to officials.

Forestville Barrack Troopers responded to the crash at 2:13 in the afternoon. Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a gold Ford Fusion attempted to make a left turn onto westbound Route 214 and crossed directly in front of a motorcycle that was traveling eastbound.

The motorcycle crashed into the Ford in a T-bone collision and the force of the impact caused the Ford to overturn and land on top of the driver and the Greene, who was operating the motorcycle. The driver of the Ford was rescued and transported with non-life-threatening injuries. Greene was pronounced dead on the scene.

Greene leaves behind a daughter, and a firehouse full of colleagues who say they're going to miss his infectious smile. Montgomery County Fire spokesperson Pete Piringer says, "Even the short time he's been with us, he's made quite an impact. He had been here for a little over a year, had got promoted, so that's a credit to his capability and aptitude for the job."

Black bunting was draped at the Aspen Hill firehouse where Greene worked. The flag was at half staff. Firefighters are honoring Greene by displaying his helmet on their truck. Greene worked there since 2012 and also volunteered at Kentland in Prince George's County.


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