Road Race Suspected in Fatal Colesville Crash

31-year-old Wheaton woman dies

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012  |  Updated 2:03 PM EDT
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A car accident on Randolph road took the life of 31-year-old Nelvis Garcia of Wheaton on Wednesday. Police believe the two other cars involved were racing before the accident.

Tracee Wilkins

A car accident on Randolph road took the life of 31-year-old Nelvis Garcia of Wheaton on Wednesday. Police believe the two other cars involved were racing before the accident.

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Police in Montgomery County believe a speed race may have caused a fatal crash on Wednesday on Randolph Road.
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Police believe two vehicles involved in a road race down Randolph Road in Colesville led to a fatal accident on Wednesday.

Just before 4 p.m., Montgomery County police responded to the 800 block of Randolph Road at Timberview Court, where a 2006 Nissan Altima had flipped over.

The driver of the Nissan, 31-year-old Nelvis Suyapa Garcia of Wheaton, was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police believe two other cars, a green Mini Cooper and a silver vehicle, were racing eachother eastbound on Randolph Road from Kemp Mill Road shortly before the accident.  Investigators said the silver vehicle changed lanes at the same time as Nissan, and contact between the two vehicles may have been made.

Garcia's Nissan then went through another lane of traffic and onto the sidewalk, where it rolled over.

According to officers, neither the Mini Cooper or the silver vehicle remained on the scene following the crash.  The investigation continues.

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