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Friday Night’s Pedestrian Collision is Now Fatal

November 14, 2015

Montgomery County Police report that the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle Friday night in Germantown has died. Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a serious pedestrian collision that has killed one man. The collision happened occurred Friday evening in Germantown.

   According to police, at approximately 6:11 pm, 5th District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the northbound lanes of Route 355, just north of Scenery Drive, for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

   Preliminary investigation has indicated that the pedestrian, identified as Damien Anthony Denning, 47, of an unconfirmed address, was crossing in the 19600 block of Route 355, according to police.  A red, 1998, Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Route 355 and struck Denning while he was crossing in the traffic lanes. Denning was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, Nov. 14.

   Pete Piringer, senior spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service, said that an adult male victim had to be extricated from the windshield of a vehicle, and he was transported to with priority one life-threatening injuries.

   The driver of the Chevrolet is identified as James Wesley Ford, 52 years old, of Appledowre Court in Germantown.  Ford was transported to Holy Cross Germantown with non-life threatening injuries.

   MCPD investigators closed the northbound lanes of Frederick Road (Rt. 355) for several hours Friday night as they investigated this incident.

   This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

 

Captions:

Top: The vehicle which struck Damien Anthony Denning, a red 1998, Chevrolet Malibu as it was about to be removed from the scene after investigators completed their work late Friday evening.

 

Next: MCPD investigators closed the northbound lanes of Frederick Road (Rt. 355) for several hours Friday night as they investigated this incident.

 

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