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QO student dies after collapsing during organized fight

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Tyler Terry died Sunday at Children’s National Medical Center almost two weeks after collapsing during a planned physical fight at a Gaithersburg basketball court. COURTESY PHOTOTyler Terry died Sunday at Children’s National Medical Center almost two weeks after collapsing during a planned physical fight at a Gaithersburg basketball court. COURTESY PHOTO  Montgomery County Police are working with the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a 17-year-old Quince Orchard High School student who collapsed after a planned physical fight at a Gaithersburg basketball court last month.

Tyler Steven Terry of Gaithersburg died Sunday, Feb. 11 after a nearly two-week hospitalization stemming from a “cardiac event” he experienced after participating in a fight the morning of Monday, Jan. 29.

Police say two groups of individuals – including Terry – met at a basketball court near Hillstone Road and Timber Rock Road in Gaithersburg with the intention of fighting.

Witnesses called 911 when Terry collapsed several minutes after his participation in the first fight with a male from the opposing group that lasted approximately two to three minutes, according to a Feb. 12 Montgomery County Police press release.

“While the third fight was occurring, Terry collapsed on the ground and became unconscious,” the MCP report stated.

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Woman dies in suspicious auto accident

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Silver Spring Crash1The remains of Victoria Hitchins' Camry following an accident Friday.               PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES KMETZ SILVER SPRING – One woman is dead following a car accident on Randolph Road near Kimblewick Drive early Friday Morning.

Police say they are still investigating the cause after a second collision occurred less than a minute and a block away which included drugs and fleeing passengers.

71-year-old Victoria Hitchins died at the scene after her 2009 Camry struck a tree.

A mile away and about a minute later, a black SUV crashed at Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue. There were no casualties in the second accident, but police said they believe the two collisions were related and are still investigating the whereabouts of missing passengers who fled afterwards from the SUV.

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