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1 killed, 3 hurt after crash on Route 355 in Germantown

Police later released the identity of the victim as 30-year-old, Jose Vidal Urias Beltran of Germantown, Maryland.
Credit: Battalion Chief Chase Fabrizio

GERMANTOWN, Md. — A man is dead, and three people are injured after two vehicles in Germantown crashed late Saturday night, officials said.

Fifth District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue (MCFRS) personnel were sent to Maryland Route 355 near Frederick Road and Plummer Drive, for a report of a traffic collision involving a truck and jeep around 11:16 p.m.

A police investigation revealed a Silver 2006 Ford F250 was traveling southbound on Frederick Road when a blue 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee turned left from northbound Frederick Road onto westbound Plummer Drive. Then the jeep struck the Ford F250 at the intersection.

A man, who was a passenger of the jeep, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police later released the identity of the victim as 30-year-old, Jose Vidal Urias Beltran of Germantown.  

The driver of the jeep was transported to a hospital with serious but not-life-threatening injuries, the Montgomery County Department of Police said in a statement. The driver and passengers of the truck were taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

MCFR Chief Chase Fabrizio tweeted photos that show a truck appearing to have crashed through a fence in the front yard of a house.

A traffic advisory was issued earlier due to blocked lanes from the collision. It is not year clear what caused the two vehicles to crash.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact detectives at 240-773-6620.

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