95-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by car in Bethesda

- Montgomery County police say a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Bethesda.

Police say the accident happened just before 7 p.m. Wednesday as 95-year-old Marge Wydro attempted to cross busy River Road between Dorset Avenue and Springfield Drive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the striking vehicle did remain in the area after the collision.

The southbound lanes of River Road at Springfield Drive were closed for the police investigation Wednesday night.

Investigators are trying to determine if Wydro was in a crosswalk and if the traffic lights were red or green as she was attempting to cross the street.

The victim's son told FOX 5 that his mother was walking to go duckpin bowling across the street. It was an activity she did every Wednesday night.

“People liked her, she was friendly, outgoing and we're going to miss her for sure,” said Bill Wydro.

At 95 years old, she was very active as she belonged to a bridge club and was a dancer.

“Whenever I come over and visit her, to take care of her and do things here, she was very appreciative and she always thanks me for letting me stay in the house and being able to be here," said Wydro. "And whenever I leave, she stands at the door and waves. That’s the last thing I see every time I leave.”

Marge Wydro lived in the D.C. region her entire life and she was a public school teacher in Montgomery County before she retired. She has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the youngest who was born six days ago.

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