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Fatal collision may bring additional charges to suspect who fled scene

Montgomery County Police are considering additional charges for a 24-year-old Bethesda man who was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday evening after the man fled on foot from an accident that left a 56-year-old man dead.

Police responded to a vehicular collision Saturday at 11:14 p.m. at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane in Rockville. Mark Steven Andrade, of the 7500 block of Democracy Blvd., was turning left onto Congressional Lane from northbound Rockville Pike when he collided with Ross Stanley Redler, of the 5900 block of Halpine Road. Redler was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike operating a 2014 Tao Tao scooter.

According to police, Andrade fled the accident scene on foot, but police were able to locate him within hours after conducting a search. Redler was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Andrade was not injured.

Online court records show that Andrade received six prior traffic citations since 2015. In 2015, he was cited for speeding 50 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone and for driving 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. On Feb. 8, 2016, Andrade was cited for driving on a suspended license with a cancelled vehicle registration, as well as possessing a suspended license, but the charges were dropped by the state prosecutor's office because an officer did not show up in court, Deputy State's Attorney Peter Feeney said. 

An attorney who represented Andrade in 2016 did not return comment requests.

The investigation is open and police are requesting anyone with information about the collision to call 240-773-6620.

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Last modified onFriday, 22 December 2017 05:20
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