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70-year-old woman killed in fatal Wheaton collision

A 70-year-old woman has died following a collision in Wheaton Thursday as she tried to cross the northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue.

Barbara Jean Green of Washington was struck Thursday afternoon as she attempted to cross a marked crosswalk near Henderson Avenue, according to a news release from the Montgomery County Police Department. She was transported to Suburban Hospital and died early the next morning.

The driver of the silver 1999 Honda Accord, Miriam Rose Parizer, 91, of Silver Spring and the passenger, Eva Maria Burger, 88, of Silver Spring, were not injured.

Green was on her way home from visiting her husband, James Green, 71, in the ManorCare Health Services-Wheaton nursing home on Georgia Avenue when she was hit, said her niece Danita Smith, 48, of Washington.

The oldest of 13 children, Green was a native Washingtonian who retired about 10 years ago as a payroll technician for the District government, Smith said.

“She had a very giving spirit, very kind-hearted,” Smith said. “She brought a lot of joy into our lives.”

Smith added that she is praying for Parizer, the driver of the car: “I know this is traumatic for her as well.”

Detectives from the county police department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit are handling the investigation and will meet with the State’s Attorney’s Office, according to Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti, a spokeswoman for the police department.

Burger confirmed she was a passenger in the vehicle, but she said she had nothing else to add to the police report.

Phone calls to Parizer’s home were not answered.


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