Germantown Woman Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Rockville, MCPD Investigating

A Gaithersburg woman died from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle collision in Rockville on Tuesday morning. Three other people were injured, according to the Montgomery County Police Department.

74-year-old Amanda Motta of King James Way in Gaithersburg was sitting in the back seat of a vehicle that was struck on West Montgomery Avenue (MD Route 28) at the ramp for I-270 shortly after 9:00 a.m.

According to an MCPD press release, a 2017 Cadillac CT6 driven by 60-year-old Virgil Jones Young Jr., of Northwest, Washington, D.C., was traveling west on West Montgomery Avenue. Police say Young may have failed to stop for the steady red signal. Young’s car collided with a 2015 Toyota RAV4 – in which Motta was a passenger – that was making a left turn from the I-270 exit ramp on to West Montgomery Avenue. The Toyota RAV4 then struck a 2019 Toyota Highlander, which had been stopped for a red signal in the eastbound lane of West Montgomery Avenue according to detectives.

Young was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Toyota RAV4, 55-year-old Sandra Patricia Cevallos of Rockville, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. A 32-year-old male front-seat passenger in the same vehicle was also transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Motta was initially transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The 26-year-old male driver of the Toyota Highlander was not injured.

This collision investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the MCPD Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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