Update: Police identify man killed in fatal pedestrian accident in White Oak



SILVER SPRING, Md (WDVM)– Detectives from Montgomery County have revealed the identity of the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident that happened last week.

On February 22, first-responders pronounced 49-year-old Hector Herrera dead after arriving to a pedestrian-involved collision in the White Oak area.

Detectives have not been able to reach any of Herrera’s family, and are asking anyone who might know his family members to contact authorities immediately.

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SILVER SPRING, Md (WDVM)– Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that happened Saturday night.

The accident happened in white oak near New Hampshire Avenue and Lockwood Drive. Officers responded to the scene around 9 p.m where the male victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Ford transit was identified as 39-year-old Adelphi resident Oscar Armando Rodas-Sanchez.

“The preliminary investigation the detectives conducted at the scene revealed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross New Hampshire ave when the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling north on New Hampshire Ave.” said officer Rebecca Innocenti.

The identity of the victim will be identified after they notify his family. This will be the fifth pedestrian death this year in Montgomery County.

Police say they are still investigating the cause of the accident and ask anyone with information to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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