MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was struck today at the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Ferrara Avenue, police said.
The incident occurred at approximately 4:37 p.m. when the driver of a 1996 Ford Explorer made a U-turn, then crossed the three westbound lanes of Veirs Mill Road, went over the center median of the road, and then crossed three lanes of eastbound Veirs Mill Road. When the vehicle continued, it went through a bus shelter killing one of the pedestrians who was sitting on a bench in the bus shelter, police said.
The pedestrian, Maria Lusminia Colindres, 77, of the 3700 block of Delano Street in Silver Spring was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver is being identified as Cheryl Denise Green, age 56 , of the 1600 block of Yale Place in Rockville, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact police at 301-279-8000.