October 12, 2010

AGAIN? Pedestrian struck, killed on I-270 near Gaithersburg

A woman was struck by two vehicles and killed shortly before midnight Monday as she walked on southbound Interstate 270 south of Quince Orchard Road near Gaithersburg. The woman, who police identified only as a black female, was walking in the slow lane when she was struck by a 1996 Cadillac. She was then hit by a Montgomery County Metro bus. She died at the scene.

Maryland State Police Sgt. Kurt Dominick said police don't know why the woman was walking on the interstate. There were no disabled vehicles in the area. No witnesses called before the accident to report a pedestrian on the highway.

The Cadillac was driven by Quinton Jamal Isiah A. Baker of Gaithersburg. The Metro bus was driven by Terry Robin Jackson of Jefferson, W.Va. Both men stayed at the scene after the collisions. Neither is charged with any crime or under investigation, Dominick said. Police don't believe alcohol or speed were factors.

"At this point, things are leaning toward the fact that she was walking in the road illegally," Dominick said. SOURCE: Gazette

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