This story was updated at 5:45 p.m. June 18 to include the name of the man who died.
Montgomery County police are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who was killed Saturday when the car he was riding in left the road and crashed into a tree near Damascus, according to police.
On Sunday, police identified the dead man as Rene Rivas Quinteros of Winchester, Va.
The driver of the black 2007 Toyota Camry involved in the collision sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, police said in a press release.
According to police, 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service crews responded around 8:15 a.m. to the 28540 block of Ridge Road for the report of a single-vehicle collision.
According to detectives conducting the investigation, the driver of the Camry was traveling southbound on Ridge Road when he crossed the northbound lanes, left the roadway and struck a tree. The reason the driver crossed lanes is still unknown, police said.
The passenger, who lived in Winchester, suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police said the name of the passenger will be released once his family has been notified.