A 24-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motor scooter died last week after a car rear-ended the scooter in Montgomery County, police say.
Maria Delmis Lemus-Nolasco died Wednesday, Oct. 3 after the crash in the Aspen Hill area two days earlier, Montgomery County police said Monday morning. She was 24 and lived in Silver Spring.
Lemus-Nolasco was a passenger on a scooter a 28-year-old man was operating. The vehicle was gas-powered and similar to a moped, not an electric scooter like those available for rent in the D.C. area.
The crash occurred before midnight Oct. 1 in the eastbound lanes of Veirs Mill Road at Aspen Hill Road.
Police say the driver of the scooter was headed eastbound when a car traveling in the same direction rear-ended the vehicle.
The scooter driver was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition. Lemus-Nolasco suffered life-threatening injuries.
The 21-year-old driver of the car and his two passengers were not injured.
The crash is under investigation and occurred hours after two deadly motorcycle accidents were reported in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Priscilla Anne Alves, 26, of Silver Spring, was killed after her motorcycle collided with a car making a U-turn on East Gude Drive in Rockville.
In Prince George's County, a man was killed and a child was critically injured after their motorcycle hit a car on Old Landover Road in Landover, Maryland.
Anyone with information for Montgomery County police is asked to call 240-773-6620.