October 16, 2010

Police identify woman killed on I-270 in Gaithersburg

Maryland State Police have confirmed the identity of the woman who was killed Monday night after being hit by a Cadillac and a bus as she walked in the right lane of Interstate 270 near Gaithersburg. Police still do not know why Fort Washington resident Natasha Nicole Tobin, 25, was in the area, or why she had chosen to walk in the roadway. Tobin died at the scene.

"She didn't appear to be in any kind of distress or anything like that," said Maryland State Police Sgt. Michael Brennan.

Police are still trying to create a timeline to establish Tobin's reason for walking on the highway, Brennan said. There were no disabled vehicles in the area, and no witnesses had called before the accident to report a pedestrian on the highway. The full results of an autopsy by the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are expected in two weeks. Multiple traumatic injuries caused Tobin's death, Brennan said.

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. Police do not believe alcohol or speed were factors. SOURCE: Gazette

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