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27-year-old Damascus man killed in Airpark Road head-on crash, Montgomery County Police say

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — One person is dead after a head-on crash on Airpark Road late Sunday night, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Airpark Road near Muncaster Mill Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Roads were closed for several hours overnight for the crash investigation. Roads reopened around 5:30 a.m.

The Montgomery County Police Department reported Monday that a 27-year-old man died in the crash

According to a preliminary investigation by Montgomery County's Crash Reconstruction Team, detectives determined that a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling west on Airpark Road approaching Muncaster Mill Road. A 2019 Isuzu dump truck was traveling east on Airpark Road past Muncaster Mill.  

 For reasons still under investigation, the Jetta left the road, went airborne and crashed into the dump truck in the eastbound lane of Airpark Road. 

The driver of the dump truck, identified as 26-year-old Jacob Darien Jack of Olney, was hospitalized with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. The dump truck's passenger, 27-year-old Jack Tyler Wert of Damascus, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died, police said.

The driver of the Jetta, Ryan Alexander Yoder, 17, of Olney, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. 

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