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Bystander Killed In Md. Collision

Truck Hits Car, Man at Bus Stop

By Katherine Shaver
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page B04

A 59-year-old Silver Spring man died yesterday after a garbage truck involved in a collision hit him at a bus stop on Georgia Avenue in the Aspen Hill area, Montgomery County police said.

Carlos Eduardo Alvarez Morton, of the 3200 block of Weeping Willow Court, was pronounced dead at Montgomery General Hospital, police said.

Police said the garbage truck, which was picking up trash for the Montgomery school system, was traveling north on Georgia Avenue about 9:25 a.m. when it hit a Nissan Sentra making a left turn from southbound Georgia onto eastbound Connecticut.

After hitting the Nissan, the truck driver swerved to the right and hit Morton as he waited at a bus stop with his son, Guzman Eduardo Alvarez-Gorski, 26, of the same address, police said.

Alvarez-Gorski was not injured, police said.

The truck driver, George Weedon Jr., 64, of Dickerson, and his passenger, Lawrence Simmons, 39, of Frederick, suffered minor injuries, police said.

The Nissan driver, Tsion Mathewos Tumebo, 22, of the 3500 block of Pear Tree Court in Silver Spring, also was treated for minor injuries, police said.

The accident remains under investigation, and police asked any witnesses to call investigators at 301-840-2435.

The collision closed the busy intersection of Connecticut and Georgia avenues for most of the day and caused a momentary power outage in the area when the garbage truck brought down a utility pole, authorities said.


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