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Man killed in single-car wreck in Montgomery County

Washington Post editors

Update, 1:30 p.m.:
The passenger has been identified as Jose Guillermo Tista Lemus, 26, of the 1300 block of Dilston Road in Silver Spring.

Original Post:
A 26-year-old Silver Spring man was killed in a car accident Saturday night when the car he was riding in hit a tree, Montgomery County police said. They have not yet released his name.

It happened at about 11:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of Dilston Road, when a white 1994 Volkswagen Jetta veered from the street near Avenel Road. The victim, who was not wearing a seat belt, was riding in the front passenger seat.

The driver of the Jetta, Jose Ovidio Martinez Lopez, 25, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are investigating what caused the car to leave the roadway.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit ask anyone who saw the crash to call 301-840-2435.

Allison Klein

By Washington Post editors  |  February 22, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein , Montgomery  
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