UPDATED: Silver Spring Man Killed in Rockville Crash

Roy V. Tjongarero, 29, of Silver Spring died from his injuries.

Updated 10:45 a.m. — Police identified the man who died when his car struck a utility pole in Rockville early Wednesday.

Roy V. Tjongarero, 29, of the 15500 block of Baileys Lane in Silver Spring, died at the hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash, Montgomery County police said in a news release.

Police said Tjongarero was the only one in the car.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. at Veirs Mill Road and Turkey Branch Parkway. Tjongarero was driving east on Veirs Mill Road. It’s unclear why his Honda Accord left the roadway and struck a pole.

Police have asked anyone with information to call the 240-773-6620 or call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. 


Original—Police said a driver has died after running into a utility pole on Veirs Mill Road in Rockville early Wednesday, according to news accounts.

The crash happened at around 3 a.m. at Veirs Mill and Turkey Branch Parkway, WJLA and The Washington Post are reporting.

Eastbound Veirs Mill had was down for several hours as police investigated, according to news accounts.

The left lane of Veirs Mill had reopened between Parklawn Drive and Randolph Road at around 8 a.m., according to The Post.

Further information was unavailable.

Please read the initial reports at The Washington Post and WJLA.


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