Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged a Germantown man with murder in connection with Friday’s hit-and-run killing on a street in Clarksburg.
Police have charged 22-year-old Ryan Anthony Salandy, of Amber Ridge Circle in Germantown with the first degree murder of William Dean McDaniel, 21, of the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg.
According to police, on Friday, Sept. 25, at approximately 12:21 pm, officers from the 5th District responded to the 23000 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg for the report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. Responding officers located William McDaniel deceased in the roadway. The driver of the striking vehicle had fled from the scene.
At approximately 12:47 pm, a person called the Emergency Communications Center and stated that the driver and the vehicle involved in the pedestrian collision were at a residence on Amber Ridge Circle in the Milestone area of Germantown. Officers responded to that address and located the vehicle and driver of the vehicle. The driver was identified as Ryan Salandy of that address.
Detectives from the homicide section and investigators from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continued to investigate McDaniel’s death. Detectives spoke with witnesses at the scene, as
well as Salandy. Detectives learned that Salandy and McDaniel were involved in an altercation
on Sweetspire Drive on Friday afternoon. Salandy initially drove away from the argument but circled back to Sweetspire Drive. Salandy was observed to strike McDaniel with his vehicle, a silver, 2006 Saab, and flee from the scene. Salandy admitted to police that he intentionally struck McDaniel with his vehicle.
Salandy, charged with one count of first degree murder, is being held without bond. Bond review is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 28, at 1:00 pm in Rockville. Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.
Top: Ryan Anthony Salandy, 22, of Amber Ridge Circle in Germantown. Photo courtesy MCPD.
Next: Police were called to scene of a fatal hit-and-run at Sweetspire Drive near the intersection of Little Seneca Parkway at 12:21 pm on Friday, Sept. 25.
Next: Police recoverd the vehicle which was used in the hit-and-run in Clarksburg, a silver 2006 Saab in a parking alley on Amber Ridge Circle in Germantown.
Photos by Germantown Pulse.