Man Killed in Head-On Crash in Montgomery County

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  • Two cars collided head-on about 5 a.m. in the 10100 block of Cedar Lane near Everett Street, authorities said

A man died after a head-on crash in Kensington before dawn Wednesday, Montgomery County Police said.

Two vehicles collided head-on shortly before 5 a.m. in the 10100 block of Cedar Lane near Everett Street, Montgomery County authorities said.

Police identified the man who died as 35-year-old Marcial Matthew Saenz of Bethesda. 

Police say Saenz was driving a 2011 Honda Civic east on Cedar Lane when he crossed the center line and collided with a westbound SUV car near Everett Street. 

Saenz was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died at the hospital. Earlier, police had said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Honda Pilot, a 28-year-old Silver Spring woman, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


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Detectives are investigating whether alcohol use by Saenz was a possible factor in the crash, police said.

Accident reconstruction investigators were still on the scene at midday. Cedar Lane was closed at Everett Street for the investigation.

Police are asking anyone who saw the crash or has information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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