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Woman in 4-car crash
in Montgomery dies

A woman died Thursday after a hit-and-run involving a Jeep pushed her car into an SUV and another car that was stopped at an intersection, Montgomery County police said.

Authorities said Marcelina Maria Cordoba, 22, of Silver Spring was pronounced dead at a hospital Thursday after the four-car crash in Silver Spring on Wednesday. Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman, said investigators think Cordoba’s Audi flipped on Columbia Pike after the driver of a Jeep Commander struck it.

Police said the driver of the Jeep, Phyllis Nicole Ford, 37, of Baltimore left the scene but returned and told officers she was involved in the crash. Authorities are still investigating why Ford left the crash scene and what caused her to return, Innocenti said.

— Victoria St. Martin

Man held in killing
at Woodbridge party

Prince William County police arrested a man Thursday in connection with a fatal stabbing at a Woodbridge house party.

Authorities said Brandon Curtis Hampton Henry, 31, was charged with murder and aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond. Investigators say Henry killed one man and wounded another during a dispute Wednesday night.

Officers who arrived at the Cloverdale Road home about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday found Alvin Elroy Cannon, 44, of Woodbridge in the yard with a chest wound, police said. He died at a hospital.

— Victoria St. Martin

E-ZPass agencies
warn of e-mail scam

Transportation agencies that administer E-ZPass accounts are warning their customers to beware of an e-mail scam that begins with a claim that they haven’t paid their bills.

The sending address that the e-mail reader sees may not be the full address, but rather something similar to “E-ZPass Info,” or “E-ZPass Customer Service Center.” The body of the message says something about failure to pay for using a toll road.

Authorities say users should delete the e-mail. E-ZPass bills generally come through regular U.S. Postal Service mail.

People with questions are asked to call the customer service center for the agency that holds their account. For Virginia accounts, the number is 877-762-7824. In Maryland, it’s 888-321-6824.

— Robert Thomson


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