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92-year-old seriously hurt after crashing into Rockville house


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 92-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday after Montgomery County police say he drove his car into a garage in Rockville.

According to police, Earl Toense was traveling westbound on Hannans Way when for an unknown reason his 2003 Chevy Impala accelerated and drove onto the driveway of a home in the 4300 block of Sunflower Drive.

After Toense went into the driveway, police say he hit an unoccupied car in the driveway, forcing both cars into a garage. 

Toense was taken to a local hospital with serious injurues, according to police.

The accident was reported at around 2:31 p.m.

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Some Wootton HS seniors and families planning trip to Mexico


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) --The acting principal at Wootton High School sent a letter home to parents Tuesday saying the school has nothing to with a planned spring break trip to Mexico organized by the families of some seniors at the high school.

In the letter, acting principal Kimberly Boldon writes “I want to make it abundantly clear that this trip is in no way affiliated with Wootton High School.” and says she’s “deeply saddened and frustrated” that materials associated with this trip “do not strongly discourage” underage drinking.

No injuries after school bus slides off road in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- An occupied school bus  slid off the road and hit a guardrail due to icy conditions Tuesday morning, officials with Montgomery County said. 

According to authorities the school bus slid off the road around 7:30 a.m. Police say nobody was injured in the accident, however there was some damage done to the bus. 

Several motorists said there were several icy patches on roads in the area Tuesday morning. 

Montgomery County School officials said the bus was headed to Rockville High School when the accident happened. Two students were on the bus at the time of the accident. 

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Man hit by vehicle in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man  was struck by a vehicle in front of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless in Rockville Tuesday morning, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. 

 

The man was hit around 6:02 a.m. He has non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.  

We will continue to update you as we learn more. 

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Lookout for SUV after woman struck in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 54-year-old woman was struck by an SUV in in Rockville Monday morning, police said. 

The investigation shows that a female was in the crosswalk located at Monroe Place at Monroe St. around 7:25 a.m. when she was struck by a vehicle. The woman hit her head on the sidewalk and suffered a small cut to her head. The victim was transported to the hospital. She is expected to recover. 

There is currently a lookout for a dark colored or black mid-sized SUV, Montgomery County police said. 

 

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Teen charged in fatal crash in court as victim's family looks on


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A former Wootton High School student charged with killing two friends in June after allegedly driving under the influence following a party was in court Friday.

The pre-trial hearing was the first court appearance for 19-year-old Sam Ellis, who faces multiple charges in connection to the deaths of 18-year-olds Alex Murk and Calvin Li.

Dozens of grief-stricken family members and friends of Murk packed the courtroom as Ellis said nothing. 

"We don’t have Alex. We know he’s never coming back and to live with that is just incredibly painful," David Murk, Alex Murk's father, said. 

Montgomery Co. hits goal for plowed roads a few hours late


ROCKVILLE, Md (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett took a big risk with a promise to get one pass with a plow through every street in the county by seven this morning.

It took a few extra hours, and there may be a few pockets, but it looks like a promise fulfilled.

The service road off Norbeck Road in Rockville may have been among the last streets in Montgomery County to finally see a plow.

“Nobody wants to take any responsibility,” said Jim Morrow, who was trapped by the snow along with about 15 other families. “Nobody seems to understand where the service road is. And they won't plow. They won't turn and go down this road.”

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