2021 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Single-vehicle crash kills Kensington woman

It happened on U.S. 29 at Briggs Chaney Road, police said

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This story was updated at 4:02 p.m. on April 12, 2021, to include the name of the victim and other details about the crash

A single-vehicle crash early Monday morning in the Fairland area killed a Kensington woman, Montgomery County police said.

Anavela Marizol Gordillo Cruz, 56, was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 north on Columbia Pike when it went off the road and hit a concrete wall on the right side, police said in a press release.

Cruz was taken to a hospital and died of her injuries, police said.

Police said the crash happened near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Briggs Chaney Road just before 5:30 a.m.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com