One man died and two other people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Damascus, Md.
Officials said the accident happened at Ridge and Kemptown roads.
The 32-year-old driver of one of the vehicles — a Toyota Corolla — was pronounced dead at the scene, and a female passenger, 24, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a Twitter message from Montgomery County Fire officials. Police have not identified the driver.
The other driver, a 46-year-old man from Hagerstown, Md., was alone in a Toyota Avalon and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Police later identified the man who died as Wesley D. Tibbs III, of Mount Airy, Md.
The crash happened just before 8 a.m. in the 28500 block of Ridge Road, officials said.
Police said an initial report found that the Corolla was headed north on Ridge Road and the Avalon was headed south on the same road when they collided. The passenger of the Corolla “remains in critical condition but is expected to survive,” police said in a statement.
The cause is still under investigation. Police did not say whether drugs, alcohol or speed were a factor. Ridge Road was closed for much of the morning rush hour as crews were on the scene.