Police ID Victims in Fatal Gaithersburg Crash

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Police have identified a man who died and a woman who was seriously injured in a crash early on July Fourth in Gaithersburg.

Montgomery County police said Sunday that 24-year-old Shayne Johnson of Gaithersburg was killed in the crash. Twenty-eight-year-old Jean Marie Pollard of Silver Spring was injured.

The crash occurred after a police officer tried to pull over an SUV for a traffic violation. Police say the vehicle sped away, and shortly thereafter, it ran off the road and overturned. It struck a utility pole, a tree, a fire hydrant and a pole support cable.

Both Johnson and Pollard were ejected. Johnson died at the scene, and Pollard was taken to a hospital.

The crash remains under investigation. Police say it hasn’t been determined who was driving the vehicle.

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