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Police at scene of fatal accident in Germantown

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GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) - State officials say one person has died in a storm-related crash in Montgomery County.

State Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said Monday that the medical examiner had confirmed the crash is related to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Sharfstein says the person was killed after a car skidded on a wet road.

County police reported earlier Monday that there had been a fatal crash in Germantown, but could not attribute it to the storm.

The accident occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. at Frederick Road and Brink Road. Police say a Nissan driven by 19-year-old Joshua Jose Munoz of Germantown was traveling south on Frederick road. Officers say the Nissan crossed the center line and hit a Jaguar driven by 66-year-old Mai Ai Lam-Phan of Clarksburg.

Lam-Phan was pronounced dead at the scene. Munoz and a passenger, 16-year-old Caleb Emiliano Munoz of Germantown, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sharfstein, citing health confidentiality rules, declined to say whether that was the storm-related crash.

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