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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a two car accident in Gaithersburg, Md.

One of the pedestrians struck in this incident has died, police tell WUSA9. In the accident which involved two pedestrians being hit, a total of five people were taken to the hospital. One of the pedestrians is in critical condition. The other two people are also in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Officials were called at 2:25 p.m. for the accident along the 7400 block of Muncaster Mill Road. Two cars were traveling westbound on Muncaster Mill Road when they collidedand hit the pedestrians, police believe.

All of the people involved in this incident were of school age. The incident happened close to a High School.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. This incident is still under investigation.

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