Police in Montgomery County are investigating the death of a Wheaton woman that may have been caused by street racing.
Nelvis Suyapa Garcia, 31, was killed in a traffic accident shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Randolph Road in Colesville, police said.
Police believe Garcia was in the right lane driving east on Randolph Road, near the intersection of Timberview Court, as a silver car sped up behind her. Based on statements from witnesses, police believe the silver car was trying to catch up to another car, a green-and-white Mini Cooper.
According to police, Garcia and the silver car moved into the middle lane at the same time and possibly collided.
Garcia lost control of her car, which rolled over and hit a telephone pole on the sidewalk.
Garcia was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Neither the silver car nor the Mini Cooper remained on the scene. The fatal crash remains under investigation.
Anyone with information can call Montgomery County’s Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.
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