Montgomery Co. Teacher Killed in Crash Near His Olney Home

A Montgomery County schools teacher has died after crashing into a utility pole in Olney, Maryland, less than two miles away from his home, police say.

Bradley Nolan Watts, 38, was driving a gray Toyota Corolla northbound on Bowie Mill Road near Cashell Road about 2:45 a.m. Sunday when he hit the pole, according to police.

Someone in a nearby home called police.

First responders found the man pinned when they arrived. Watts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police didn't say where Watts was headed, but the crash occurred just a few minutes drive from his Olney home, according to police.

Watts was a central-office based teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools Interim Instructional Services, an office that serves students with physical or emotional conditions that prevent them from enrolling in regular classrooms.

The crash comes one day after five children were killed and two adults were injured on Route 301 in Bowie, Maryland, in an early morning spin-out crash.

Police are working to determine the causes of both crashes, including whether slick roads or weather could have played a role.

Anyone with information is encouraged to the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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