One dead in Sunday morning Gaithersburg crash


Update 6:23 p.m., 4/18/21: Montgomery County Police have released the findings from a preliminary investigation.

Preliminary investigation has determined that a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling west on Clopper Road.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation but preliminary findings from Collision Reconstruction Unit show that the Malibu crossed the centerline in the area of Orchard Hills Drive and struck a 2018 Nissan Sentra that was traveling east on Clopper Road.    

The driver of the Malibu has been identified as 29-year-old Emil Cosbert of Germantown, Md., and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The driver of the Sentra has been identified as 27-year-old Juliette Marie Simon of Cheltenham, Maryland, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

MCPD also says an off-duty officer on his way to work came across the collision and began lifesaving measures on Cosbert. The off-duty officer also called for additional units as well as fire and rescue to respond to the collision.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — One person is dead after a crash in Montgomery County Sunday morning.

Police say it happened at the intersection of Clopper Road and Orchard Hills Drive in Gaithersburg around 5:50 a.m. Sunday.

As of 7:30 a.m., detectives were still on the scene. For now, Clopper Road is closed between W Watkins Mill Road and Longdraft Road.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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