A Gaithersburg woman was killed early Monday when she was struck while crossing a street, police said.
Muivembet Gelaw, 50, of the 500 block of Skidmore Boulevard, was pronounced dead at the scene, near the intersection of South Frederick Avenue and South Westland Drive.
The driver, Rodolfo S. Guillen, 42, also of Gaithersburg, remained at the scene following the 5:55 a.m. accident.
The intersection where the collision occurred is marked with crosswalks and has traffic-control signals. Montgomery County police said they are working to determine what signals were showing at the time of the crash.
A family friend of the victim told NBC 4 that Gelaw was walking with her daughter to a bus stop and was on her way to church. Calls to family members were not immediately returned Monday evening.
Police ask anyone with information about the accident to call the Montgomery County Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240) 773-6620.