Woman Dies 9 Days After Crash

Initial crash occurred August 29

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A Mt. Airy woman has died nine days after being hospitalized following a crash in Damascus.

    Billie Jo Wilson, 36, of Beck Drive, was pronounced dead at Baltimore Shock Trauma at approximately 10 p.m. Friday.

    The initial accident occurred on the afternoon of August 29. Investigators say that Wilson was the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am that clipped the fender of an unmarked Montgomery County police vehicle while attempting to make a pass going north on Ridge Road (Route 27). Authorities say that after the Gram Am clipped the police vehicle, it crossed the southbound lane, went off the road, and struck a fence and a commercial building adjacent to a residence before eventually coming to rest on its roof.

    Wilson's injuries were initially classified as non-life-threatening. Police have not released any specifics as to what injury caused Wilson's death. A passenger in the Grand Am, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Department's Collision Reconstruction Unit at (301) 840-2435.