Police: Drivers Speeding Before Fatal Silver Spring Crash

Montgomery County police have identified the driver of an SUV that may have been involved in a crash that killed a 72-year-old woman last week. 

Police say Ousmane William Mohamed Barry, 20, crashed his black SUV on Randolph Road on June 17. A minute before the crash, Victoria Millicent Hitchins' car left the same roadway, crashing into a tree. 

Hitchins of Rockville, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police believe both drivers were speeding down Randolph Road at the same time before they crashed their vehicles. Police have been looking into the possibility the two crashes were related. 

"It's one minute apart, it's only about a mile apart, and that's one of the reasons why investigators don't want to just let it go," Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks said.

Barry remained at the scene, but witnesses said up to three passengers jumped out of the vehicle and ran away. One man was arrested a short time later. Police are still looking for the other passengers. 

Investigators said they found drugs in the SUV, so charges could be filed against some or all of the people inside the vehicle.


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This was not the first time Barry has been involved in a traffic incident. Police say Barry was cited June 15 after ramming into another car in a McDonald's parking lot. The SUV's back window was broken in that incident.

Police said Barry may also be connected to an armed robbery in Silver Spring. Investigators say a black SUV was identified as the getaway car in that robbery.

"The victim did not get a good look at the suspect; it was a very quick armed robbery," Sgt. Paul Reese of Montgomery County Police said. "We're investigating any leads with the items that were stolen from that victim at this time."

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