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Germantown Swimmer Killed in Car Crash in Ethiopia



The Germantown community and the Montgomery County swimming community is mourning the loss of a young swimmer who was killed in a car crash overseas while traveling with her family last week.

10-year-old Yabby Woldyes was killed when the mini-van that she and her family were riding in was involved in a head-on collision with a bus on a dark road in Ethiopia on July 19.

Yabby was a swimmer with Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and a rising Fifth Grader at S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Germantown. Before being called up to swim on the coaches select RMSC team, Yabby was a member of the Germantown Torpedoes Swim Team which is based in the Germantown Outdoor Pool on Kingview Road.

The accident which took young Yabby’s life also took the life of the driver of the hired mini-van and left Yabby’s mother, Sama Woldyes in a coma.