Police Suspect Speed Contest Caused Fatal Crash In Colesville

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File photo of a cop car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a cop car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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COLESVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) — A 31-year-old Wheaton woman was killed when his car was struck by another vehicle believed to be in a speed contest in Colesville Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say Nelvis Suyapa Garcia was driving a dark blue 2006 Nissan Altima when she was struck by a silver car as she approached a traffic signal near Kemp Mill Road and Randolph Road around 3:52 p.m. Garcia’s Nissan moved partially into the next lane at the time she was struck by the silver car.

As a result of the collision, the Nissan crossed through the next traffic lane and onto the sidewalk where it rolled over. Garcia was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police suspect the silver car was racing a green and white Mini Cooper at the time of the accident. Neither vehicle remained on the scene.

The exact circumstances regarding the accident remain under investigation.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this collision or the vehicles involved to contact the police at 301-840-2435.

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