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Man killed in I-270 crash found 50 yards from vehicle


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 53-year-old Frederick County man was found about 50 yards from his vehicle after it went off I-270 early Sunday morning, Maryland State police said.

According to police, Michael Stephen Bolton was driving his white Subaru Legacy heading north on I-270. At approximately 12:41 a.m. Sunday, police received a report that Bolton was traveling at about 80 miles per hour and his vehicle overturned on I-270 at the ramp to Middle Brook Road.

When officers arrived on scene they found the Subaru about 15 feet into the woods with Bolton fully ejected and about 50 yards to the rear of the vehicle.

Due to extensive trauma to Bolton's head, the medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene.

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Woman killed in Target parking lot identified


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman died after she was shot in the parking lot of the Target store in Germantown by her ex-boyfriend Monday night, according to Montgomery County police.

Police say 24-year-old Mariam Folashade Adebayo succumbed to her injuries at a hospital after the shooting at 20908 Frederick Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday. Police received multiple 911 calls about the shooting.

When officers arrived they found Adebayo suffering from a gunshot wound. The 27-year-old suspect, Donald Wayne Bricker of Hagerstown, had fled from the parking lot in a white pick-up truck, say police.

Man struck by van in Germantown in critical condition


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man struck by a minivan in Germantown late Sunday night is in critical condition, Montgomery County police said.

The accident happened around 10:07 p.m. close to North Frederick Road (Route 355) and Gunners Branch Road, police said. Officers found an unconscious man on the right side of the northbound lanes at 19601 North Frederick Road.

The 37-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

The investigation shows that he was crossing east across northbound North Frederick Road from the median when he was hit in the northbound lanes by a silver 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The van was going north on North Frederick Road. The driver of the van stayed after the accident and was cooperative with the investigation.

The driver of the van has been identified as James Kellogg McHenry of Montgomery Village.

FOUND: Missing Germantown 16-year-old male sought


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have located the missing 16-year-old male from Germantown, Md., who was last seen Thursday morning.

Mervin Rivas-Chang, 16, of Germantown, was last seen around 6:45 a.m. Thursday when he was dropped off at a school in Germantown, according to Montgomery County police.

He is described as a Hispanic male, standing 5'8" tall and weighing 140 pounds, police said. He has brown eyes and short brown hair. Rivas-Chang was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and was carrying a black bag pack. He is often in the area of Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, police said.

His family and police are worried about his physical and emotional well-being. He has not talked to his family since he disappeared.

Multiple male suspects break into Germantown home


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A home invasion in Germantown is under investigation after several male suspects broke into the house and accosted multiple victims late Sunday night, police said.

The home invasion happened around 10:45 p.m. on Appledowre Circle in Germantown, Md, Montgomery County police said.

The victims have not been cooperative with the investigation as of now, according to authorities. It has not been determined whether or not anything was taken from the home.


Teen charged in Germantown attempted murder to be in court


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 15-year-old from Montgomery County will appear in court Monday on attempted murder charges.

Marvin Frazier of Germantown is being charged in the shooting of a 16-year-old, police said.

At approximately 11:14 a.m. on March 9th, police say officers were called to Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown for a report of a shooting. Officers were unable to locate a victim or evidence of shooting.

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Gas dryer explosion at a dry cleaners in Germantown


GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA 9) -- There was a gas dryer explosion at Zips Dry Cleaners in Germantown Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

The dry cleaners is located located at 13081 Wisteria Drive in the Lotte Plaza Market Shopping Center.

Fire officials say the fire caused the sprinkler system to activate.

No injuries have been reported at this time, fire officials said.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control and fire officials say firefighters are working to remove smoke from the building.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.