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Two men are dead after their car struck a tree beside Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg early Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County police.

Thomas Christopher Collier, 32, of Delta Court, Gaithersburg, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer south on Woodfield Road when the SUV crossed into the northbound lanes, then went off the road and struck a tree, according to a statement from county police.

The reason the vehicle went off the road is still under investigation, said Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman.

Officers arrived at the scene at 4:24 a.m. and found that Collier and Daniel Lee Byron, 26, who lived at the same address and was riding in the passenger seat, were both dead, according to police.

A third man, Kobi Assaraf, 26, of the 600 block of Rollins Avenue in Rockville, was riding in the back seat of the Explorer and was able to call 911 after the crash. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation and police would like anyone with information to call 240-773-6620. Callers can remain anonymous.

dleaderman@gazette.net