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2 pedestrians struck, killed in Rockville

Update, 1:02 p.m.: In an e-mailed statement, Montgomery County police identified the two men killed early Sunday on Rockville Pike as Silver Spring residents Adam J. Hosinski of the 15100 block of Snowden Drive, and Rory J. Weichbrod of the 100 block of Lexington Drive. Both are 26 years old.

Police said that at 3:19 a.m., officers and fire/rescue personnel responded to a reported pedestrian accident on northbound Rockville Pike at Marinelli Road. Officers arriving at the scene found the two men in the roadway.

The men were hit by a 2010 Acura TSX that was traveling northbound on Rockville Pike, police said. The driver initially stopped, exited the car and appeared to check on the victims, police said. For reasons still under investigation, the driver got back in his car and drove to the next intersection, where he turned right onto Old Georgetown Road. He then parked the car and walked back to the scene, police said.

Police identified the driver as a 25-year-old Rockville man. Officers at the scene suspected that he was impaired and took him into custody, police said. He was processed at the 2nd District Station where he provided a breath sample, police said. No charges had been filed as of this posting.

Hosinski died at the scene, police said. Weichbrod succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at Suburban Hospital.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435. Callers may remain anonymous.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Original post: Two men in their mid-20s were struck and killed in Bethesda early Sunday as they tried to cross Wisconsin Avenue.

The incident occurred at 3 a.m. at Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, according to Montgomery County police. Wisconsin Avenue was closed temporarily and traffic was rerouted.

Few details were immediately available, and the incident remains under investigation. No one was injured in the vehicle that struck the men, who police said were about 26 years old. Both men were declared dead on arrival at an area hospital, police said.

-- Joe Stephens

This post has been updated since it was first published.

By Joe Stephens  | October 10, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  Montgomery, Traffic Accidents  
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