Posted on Oct 15, 2012

One woman died and three other people were injured in a two-vehicle car accident in Gaithersburg on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 23.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Lakelands Drive a few minutes before 8:00 p.m. 

According to Montgomery County Police, 21-year-old Rachel Weintraub of Rockville was driving a 2003 Toyota Highlander southbound on Great Seneca Road. At the same time, 77-year-old Seymour Baden of Gaithersburg was traveling northbound on Great Seneca Road in a 1999 black Lexus LS 400.

As Baden attempted to make a left-hand turn off Great Seneca Road onto Lakelands Drive, Weintraub’s SUV struck his car while both vehicles were in the middle of the intersection.

Baden’s front-seat passenger was 69-year-old Elizabeth Colvin Colton, who lived at the same Gaithersburg address as Baden.

The Montgomery Fire Department had to extract at least one person from a vehicle at the scene of the accident. Both Baden and Colton were rushed to the nearest hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, Colton was later pronounced dead from the injuries she sustained in the crash. Baden is currently listed in critical condition. 

Both Weintraub and her passenger, 25-year-old George Dancer of Rockville, were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Montgomery County Police are still investigating the cause of the Maryland auto accident. They have not yet determined who was at fault in the crash and are asking any witnesses with information to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.

We at Nickelsporn & Lundin send our deepest condolences to the family of Ms. Colton in their time of grief.

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