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Montgomery Co. Police Looking For Racing Drivers Responsible For Wheaton Mother’s Death

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COLESVILLE, Md. (WJZ)– A young mother is killed in a crash. Montgomery County police are still looking for the driver or drivers responsible.

Kai Jackson has the story.

“I am destroyed,” Jorge Garcia, the victim’s husband, said through a translator.

Days after his wife was killed, Jorge Garcia is pleading for the public’s help to find the person or people responsible.

“I beg you, I beg you to please cooperate and help the police department,” Jorge Garcia’s translator said.

Thirty-one-year-old Nelvis Garcia, a Wheaton resident and mother of three young children, was killed Wednesday. According to police, two cars were racing in the 800-block of Randolph Road in Colesville.

“There may have been elements here of a speed contest,” Captain Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police Department said.

Police say one of the racing cars changed lanes at the same time as Garcia, the two cars collided and Nelvis Garcia’s Nissan Altima veered off the road, rolled several times and slammed into a fire hydrant.

“Witnesses have stated that the darker, four-door sedan may have been trying to catch up to a green and white Mini Cooper, also on the roadway at the same time, Starks said.

Nelvis Garcia was pronounced dead hours later at a hospital. Her husband says she got her driver’s license just two years ago and adds she was a careful driver, a wonderful wife and a loving mother.

“I need to get information,” Jorge Garcia’s translator said. “I don’t want other people to be victims of this type of crime.”

Montgomery County Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call them at 301-840-2435.

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