One Dead, One Critical after Aspen Hill Crash

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ASPEN HILL, MD – A serious crash in Aspen Hill Wednesday has claimed one life and sent another person to the hospital in critical condition.

The Montgomery County Police Department has reported a 31-year-old Lanham, Maryland man died Thursday in the hospital.

“On March 23, 2022, at approximately 10 a.m., Montgomery County Police and Montgomery County Fire-Rescue, responded to the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Hewitt Avenue in Aspen Hill for the report of a two-vehicle collision with entrapment. One of the vehicles involved had also collided with a wooden utility pole,” MCPD said in a statement.

According to police, the initial investigation has revealed that a silver, 2011 Audi T5 was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, approaching Hewitt Avenue. As the Audi reached the intersection of Hewitt Avenue, it struck a gray, 2015 Mercedes GLK350 that was making a left turn from southbound Georgia Avenue to eastbound Hewitt Avenue. The collision caused the Audi to leave the roadway and strike a wooden utility pole causing significant damage.

“Both operators were transported to Suburban Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the of the Audi T5 has been identified as Chad Edward Anthony Richards,” MCPD said. “Richards was initially stabilized but ultimately succumbed to his injuries on March 24.”

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