Mother, daughter die in crash after car fails on Interstate 270

October 08, 1990

A Frederick mother and daughter were killed yesterday when their car slowed to a near halt on Interstate 270 outside Rockville and was rammed from behind by another vehicle, state police reported.

Dalal Selim Greiss, 63, and her 86-year-old mother, Isis Nakhla Greiss, were traveling south on I-270 about 9:40 a.m. when their 1980 Honda Civic began to slow down, apparently from mechanical trouble, said Trooper Kevin Detrick.

The car, driven by Ms. Greiss, had nearly stopped in a middle lane of the four-lane highway when one motorist behind her

quickly changed lanes to avoid a collision. But the driver of a 1987 Mercedes station wagon, Alvin Irving Kay of Potomac, was unable to swerve out of the way and plowed into the rear of the Greiss car, Trooper Detrick said.

The Honda Civic spun completely around, bounced off a retaining wall and then came to a stop, Trooper Detrick said. Both women were declared dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported, the trooper said.

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