ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating after a fatal pedestrian crash in Rockville Tuesday morning.
State Troopers were called around 10:30 a.m. for a report of a crash on Interstate 270 North at I-370 North.READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
According to a preliminary investigation, a woman driving a blue Nissan Rogue struck some debris, believed to be a chair, before stopping on the left shoulder of the road.
The woman got out of her vehicle and walked toward another motorist who was parked on the shoulder after avoiding the same debris.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
At the same time, a man driving a gray Toyota Corolla swerved in an attempt to avoid other vehicles that had slowed down at the scene. The Toyota then struck the left jersey wall before it struck the female pedestrian.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel declared the woman, identified as Kelly Elizabeth Vanaman, 34, of Frederick, Maryland, dead at the scene.
The driver of the Toyota, who remained at the scene, was transported by ambulance to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment of his injuries. I-270 North was partially closed following the crash.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
The incident remains under investigation.