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Editor’s Note: This post was updated Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. to include the identity of the victim.

A driver lost control of his car on West Gude Drive, drove over the median, crashed into a tree and was killed, Montgomery County police said Tuesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, police revealed the victim to be 28-year-old Romario Coke, from Silver Spring.

Officers responded to the scene of the collision at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday, Public Information Officer Casandra Tressler said in a statement to Bethesda Beat.

Coke was driving a silver 2018 Infiniti Q50 eastbound when he lost control and crashed into a tree in the center median. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Montgomery County Police said officials are investigating the incident. Officials asked anyone with information about the collision to contact detectives at the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240) 773-6620. 


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