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Fatal accident closes Bradley Blvd in Bethesda

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:
All lanes of Bradley Boulevard have reopened. However, they will close again -- briefly and temporarily -- when the tow truck arrives to remove the car. The Montgomery County Police say the closure will just last a few minutes, and all lanes will be reopened when the morning rush is underway.

A fatal collision occurred in the early hours of this morning and closed Bradley Boulevard/MD 191 in both directions between Goldsboro Road and Barrett Lane. (Just to the west of Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.) The lanes will remain closed while collision reconstruction officials are on the scene, though no timetable is available.

The Montgomery County Police Department reported that they received a call at 12:50 a.m. for a collision in the 5300 block of Bradley Boulevard. A 1993 green Ford Escort was heading eastbound on Bradley and, for unknown reasons, crossed over to the westbound lane, left the road and slid into a pole. The driver, a 24-year-old male who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The police are seeking any information relating to this accident. Any witnesses, anyone who knows anything that could help, is asked to call 301-840-2435.

The police are also seeking help regarding an earlier accident in Poolesville. Last night, shortly before 10:49 p.m., a motorcycle was found off the right side of eastbound State Highway 107 between Morrow and Partnership roads. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcycle was an orange 2009 Harley-Davidson. This is still under investigation, but again, the police are asking anyone with any information to call 301-840-2435.

By Mark Berman  |  January 20, 2010; 6:09 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Driving  
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