Gaithersburg Man Dead After Truck Strikes Tree

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal car crash in Gaithersburg.

Police say it happened around 1 a.m. Sunday after the driver of a gray pick-up truck, who had been previously spotted as driving erratically, drove off Route 108 and struck a tree.

The driver, identified as 49-year-old Jose Antonio Ayala of Gaithersburg, died at the scene. His family said he was last seen Saturday evening when he left the house for groceries.

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