Police have recovered the vehicle involved in Friday’s fatal crash in Silver Spring

Police have recovered the vehicle involved in Friday’s fatal crash in Silver Spring

On Wednesday morning, Montgomery County police found a white Acura allegedly involved in Friday’s fatal crash in Silver Spring, police Capt. Warren Jensen said at a news conference at the county’s Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg.

Jensen, director of the department’s Traffic Operations Division, said he still has no information on the driver of the vehicle and no arrests have been made.

“We are still asking members of the community to come forward with any information that would help us in the case as the investigation is still in its infancy,” Jensen said.

On Monday, police identified the victim of a second hit-and-run accident that occurred just after midnight that day and also allegedly involved a white Acura as Jacques Price, 26, of Silver Spring.

Although both incidents allegedly involved white Acura TL sedans from the same model years, police said Wednesday that the two crashes involved different vehicles.

“There have been several posts on social media saying that these two collisions involved the same vehicle and were related in some way. I can say for sure that is not true,” said Assistant Chief Marc Yamada, who is part of the police’s Field Services Office in county.

In Friday’s incident, a white Honda Odyssey was traveling westbound on Randolph Road at about 10:12 p.m. when it went up a curb and hit Ronaldo Franzese, 52, of Silver Spring, causing him to fall onto the road. He was then struck by a white Acura TL from model years 2009 to 2012, police said. The driver of the Acura fled the scene without rendering aid to Franzese, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police did not say whether the driver of the Honda Odyssey remained at the scene.

In a second incident that happened late Monday night in Wheaton, police said Price was riding his skateboard on Veirs Mills Road in Wheaton, near Monterrey Drive, when he was hit by a white Acura traveling westbound. The driver fled the scene, and Price was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Jensen said police have not located the vehicle involved in Monday’s collision and asked for the public’s help in locating another white Acura TL, from model years 2009-2014, which is believed to have damage to the front passenger side, a missing part of the hood. front bumper and possibly a missing or broken headlight and fog light.

“This car can be parked out of sight and parked in a way that hides the damage to the front end,” Jensen said. “It can be covered with a tarp or something like that.”

He urged anyone with information about the vehicle or the incident to call Detectives of the Collision Department at 240-773-6620.

Jensen said that after two pedestrian deaths, more patrol units are being sent to the scene to help prevent other tragedies.

“Whenever we make troop deployment decisions based on our central traffic officers, our alcohol control officers and district patrol officers, we study fatality collisions, injury collisions, property damage collisions, traffic in the area and amount of violations, so (these incidents) will adjust our deployment, and we will respond,” Jensen said.

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