Man fatally struck in Germantown identified

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Police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident in Germantown.

Authorities say 20-year-old Dominique McFarlane-Chase, of Gaithersburg, was hit while crossing the southbound lanes of Germantown Road near Aircraft Drive shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. He died at Suburban Hospital.

Police say it’s unclear if the victim was in a crosswalk.

The driver of the striking vehicle, identified as Leonard Mensah, of Germantown, remained on the scene.

Police shut down a portion of the intersection for several hours, but it has since reopened.

Montgomery County’s accident reconstruction team is investigating.

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