MARYLAND
Three people killed
in two car crashes

Three people were fatally injured over the weekend in two car crashes in Montgomery County, police said.

Shawn R. Gangloff, 15, of Olney was a passenger in a car that crashed on Hines Road in the Olney area early Saturday. The vehicle hit a tree, crossed a street, struck other objects and flipped over. The youth died Sunday in a hospital.

Two Gaithersburg men were killed in the second crash, which occurred about 4:25 a.m. Sunday on Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg. Their car crossed the road and struck a tree.

The men were identified as Thomas C. Collier, 32, the driver, and Daniel L. Byron, 26, a front-seat passenger.

— Julie Zauzmer and Martin Weil

Man dies after being
trapped beneath rock

A 25-year-old man died Sunday after becoming trapped beneath a boulder on Offutt Island in the Potomac River, Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said.

The man was not identified, and it was not clear what he was doing on the island or how he became trapped. The rocky island is downstream from Great Falls and about three miles upstream from the American Legion Bridge.

— Martin Weil

Man found dead on trail is identified

Prince George’s County police have identified a body found Saturday morning on the Anacostia River Trail as Everett Robert Brown. His death has been declared a homicide.

Brown, 20, of Cottage Terrace in Brentwood, was pronounced dead shortly after Maryland-National Capital Park Police officers responded to a call reporting an unconscious man on the trail about 6:45 a.m. Saturday. A person walking a dog discovered the body about 400 yards from Bladensburg Road.

Lt. Brian Waters, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, said Brown suffered from “upper body trauma.” The official cause of death was later reported as gunshot wounds.

Prince George’s police are investigating and are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in Brown’s death. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-772-4925 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

— Wesley Robinson

VIRGINIA
Man arrested on sexual assault charge

After a three-day search, Prince William County police on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man who was wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after pushing her down an embankment.

Police said that Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez pushed the 19-year-old victim down an embankment near the area of Route 29 and the Gainesville Square Shopping Center between 9:45 and 10 p.m. Wednesday. He sexually assaulted her before she was able to fight him off and get away, police said.

Police said the woman was walking near the area of U.S. 29 (Lee Highway) and Somerset Crossing Drive just before the attack.

Ramirez has been charged with abduction with intent to defile and aggravated sexual battery.

— Julie Zauzmer

THE REGION
Man is struck by train at Metro station

The Mount Vernon Square Metro station was closed for a short time Sunday afternoon after a man was struck by a train.

Metro spokeswoman Caroline Laurin said the man was struck around 12:42 p.m. Sunday at the station, at Seventh Street NW and the Convention Center. The victim was removed from under the train and taken to a hospital. His condition was not released.

Also Sunday, Metro Transit Police found a man dead in the parking garage at the Shady Grove Metro station shortly after 2 a.m.

Laurin said the initial investigation suggested the man died of a drug overdose. Metro police did not identify him, and Laurin said it was not clear how long he had been in the stairwell of the mostly empty garage.

— Keith L. Alexander
and Julie Zauzmer