Victims in Fatal SUV Crash Identified

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Police have identified the people involved in a fatal crash early Thursday morning in Gaithersburg.

    Shayne R. Johnson, 24, of Gaithersburg, died when the vehicle he was in crashed on East Diamond Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. A second person, Jean Marie Pollard, 28, of Silver Spring, was transported to a local hospital.

    Police said an officer saw an SUV commit a traffic violation, and after the officer made a U-turn, the SUV began accelerating away.

    A short time later, the officer discovered the vehicle had left the road and overturned. Both people were ejected from the SUV.

    An investigation by detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit showed the 2003 Toyota Highlander left the road, hit a utility pole, a bus stop, a tree, a fire hydrant, and a pole support cable.

    Police are not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.