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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 10/10/2010

2 pedestrians struck, killed in Rockville

By Joe Stephens

Update, 1:20 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
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Comments

I am so sorry for their families. I have a 25 year old son- I'm not sure how I could go on if somethng happened to him

Posted by: silverspring25 | October 10, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse


Regardless of who was culpable, this is tragic.

Regards to their families and friends.

Posted by: Gidgmom | October 10, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

This happened at Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road in Rockville/North Bethesda, not Wisconsin Ave and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. Those are two separate locations. I ran by the accident scene this morning.

Posted by: bopipari | October 10, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

ya know, the old el salvadorian woman who was struck and killed crossing the street at an intersection at 530am headed to work, had the rightaway in the crosswalk in Rockville, but her coverage was in a small article 2 days later in Wapo, not much since her death, 2 other possible immigrants were killed in separate incidents after that, very little coverage. Two students from the prestigious, Johns Hopkins SAIS were hit near Adams Morgan, one died of her injuries later, the other is still in the hospital, driver was a black woman from PG, MAJOR COVERAGE by MSM, WAPO and others.

Sad to say, media puts a price on the lives they coverage, should be a 2 inch blurb in the corner on the bottom of the Metro section on the very last page, or is it $$worthy enough to hit the front page of WAPO no metro for this we need big time coverage.

Yeah, it all about money, papers are becoming obsolete, on the subway to work I read the Express and the Examiner, never touch WAPO, havent in years. I do read it on the Internet, thats about it. Just a thought. Good Day!

Posted by: Fred23 | October 10, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

@Fred23 Glad to see a normal comment on these pages I was expecting to see the usual anti-immigrant comments. It is sad to see The Washington Post support this by continuing the use of the word "illegals" instead of undocumented, and the blatant one sided reporting on any issue regarding immigrants.

Posted by: nom22 | October 10, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

@Fred23 Glad to see a normal comment on these pages I was expecting to see the usual anti-immigrant comments. It is sad to see The Washington Post support this by continuing the use of the word "illegals" instead of undocumented, and the blatant one sided reporting on any issue regarding immigrants.

Posted by: nom22 | October 10, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

@Fred23 Glad to see a normal comment on these pages I was expecting to see the usual anti-immigrant comments. It is sad to see The Washington Post support this by continuing the use of the word "illegals" instead of undocumented, and the blatant one sided reporting on any issue regarding immigrants.

Posted by: nom22 | October 10, 2010 1:20 PM


nom23, th majority of the readers are tired of illegals ruining this country, which is exactly what they are doing. At least wappo is finally a little more main stream and in tune with it's readership in this area.

Posted by: mark0004 | October 10, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Why is the liquor industry allowed to advertise their deadly products all over the media?

We need to start changing the norms on alcohol use in this country the way we did with smoking.

Posted by: maths1 | October 10, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the driver identified if the victims are? We need to start a lifetime of ridicule and harassment.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | October 10, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

@mark0004 Please let me know how these "illegals" are ruining this country. Did they start two wars, did they give out faulty loans, did they ruin our schools, and more importantly. DID THEY VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DID? Let me save you the breath to answer no!! WE RUINED this country you and me and all the other who have stood by and let this happen. Don't blame those who have no power or rights.

Posted by: nom22 | October 10, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Is this by White Flint Metro?

Drunk drivers are all around you, folks. Some drunks actually pride themselves on their supposed ability to drive well drunk. Many do it dozens of times.

Bitter_Bill--you're probably being facetious, sardonic guy that you are. But as we all know, most reckless drivers committing manslaughter get a proverbial slap on the wrist so being tried/convicted in the court of public opinion is often much more mortifying than whatever nominal penalty they happen to receive.

In that way, a bunch of vindictive nutjobs on a public comment board like this one become part of the wheels of karmic justice, punishing the unpunished, shaming the shameless.

(Well, especially if the public comment pillorying is archived and cached and publicly searchable and whatnot.)

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 10, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Hey, nom22--

Did you vote for Bush Jr. twice, whip up some sketchy WMD surveillance photos, broker NINJA home loans to indigents, or teach-to-the-test in an American classroom?

No? Then you need to cut yourself some slack.

Oh yeah, and ditto for (most of) the rest of us.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 10, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

How tragic. How very young. I will never drink and drive again; the very thought is chilling. Thank God I never hurt anyone when I was younger. And I will never text while driving, either. A car is a ton of responsibility. Literally. Anyway, sympathies to the families. Awful stuff, and that's what counts now.

Posted by: faygokid | October 10, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

faygokid--

Thank you for ending your (hopefully uneventful) drunk-driving career.

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
--Dean Wormer, Animal House (1978)

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | October 10, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse


impaired drivers, impaired pedestrians jaywalking....

deadly combination.

Posted by: potomacfever00 | October 10, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Liquor and driving is a bad combination so why the clubs, pubs, bars....have parking lots?

Posted by: vassily2005 | October 10, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Rockville is not safe for pedestrians. It is in the master plan to make 355 safer. Too late for these folks I'm afraid. Be safe people. Watch for peds.

Posted by: bbirdy202 | October 10, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

So far, at least per this article, there has been yet no pronouncement that the vehicle driver was intoxicated and impaired... but it is indeed suspected.

On the assumption that he was, I will post a revised version of my comment to the news of the Dupont Circle hit-&-run earlier in the week:

The common thread between this tragedy and the ones in Adams Morgan last month and Dupont Circle a few days ago - and countless others - is the fact that an intoxicated person's impaired operation of a motor vehicle turned it into a deadly weapon. Whether the drivers are decent, upstanding people otherwise has been rendered irrelevant by the awful choice each made to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. By that act, each has irreparably damaged many lives, including his/her own.

There are just too, too many tragic incidents resulting from drunk driving. I think it is time to seriously look into mandating ignition systems that can assess impairment (I know there is some technology for this) and prevent the impaired person from operating the vehicle.

Posted by: nan_lynn | October 10, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

So why were they out walking around at 3AM? Que sera, sera.

Posted by: rpcv84 | October 10, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

They need at least one speed camera in Rockville pike, I have seen people driving at crazy spped past 12am when traffic cameras turn to yellow lights in serveral intersection on Rockville Pike. I am surprized the driver partially fled the scene but came back to look at the road kill instead of calling 911.

Posted by: Jim110 | October 11, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

@ rpcv84, clearly you are a moron. I apologize - that was offensive to morons. So you imply that because 2 young men were 'out' at 3:00am, that they deserve the terrible fate dealt to them? Death on the roads isn't specific to nights or weekends. You are utterly rude and disrespectful to the grieving families of these 2 young men. And did I mention stupid?

Posted by: mdc157 | October 11, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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