ASPEN HILL (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a fatal accident in Aspen Hill on Sunday morning.
"The driver has been identified as David Hernandez, age 47, of the 1300 block of Coral Sea Drive in Rockville," police said.
It happened at around 12:59 a.m. at Iris Street and Aspen Hill road, police said.
"Upon arrival, officers observed a 2002 Daewoo Nubira that had collided with a tree. Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel pronounced the driver deceased and extricated the front seat passenger," police said.
The car was traveling eastbound on Aspen Hill Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle drove over the curb, struck a tree, and came to final rest on the sidewalk. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision, police said.
The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.