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Fire marshal, FBI agent to be laid to rest in Maryland after fatal Interstate 270 crash

Left: Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen (Photo, Rockville Volunteer Fire Department); Right: FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff (Photo courtesy of the family).

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Sander Cohen and FBI Agent Carlos Wolff will be laid to rest on Thursday after they were killed in a crash on Interstate 270 on Friday, the Maryland State Police Department announced on Tuesday.

The officers were off-duty at the time of the crash and were hit by a car on the busy interstate, according to officials who say three additional people were also hospitalized.

Maryland State Police say that Cohen called into the Rockville Barrack at around 10 p.m. saying that he was on the scene of an apparent single-vehicle crash north of Gude Drive in the fast lane of southbound I-270.

Wolff was the driver of the damaged vehicle and police say both men had moved from their vehicles and were standing in the shoulder. That is when another car drove by and looked as if they were trying to avoid the two vehicles by driving in the shoulder, authorities say.

The car hit Wolff and Cohen, sending them both over the jersey wall to the other side of I-270 where Cohen was hit by another vehicle, according to police.

Wolff was a 11-year veteran of the FBI and leaves behind his wife, a 7-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter, says family spokesperson Angeline Hartmann. Cohen was also a Lieutenant with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department and his fellow firefighters say he was known for his smile and wit.

No charges have been filled in the crash at this time but authorities say the case remains under investigation.

Deputy Chief Cohen's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at B’nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, Md. and Special Agent Wolff's funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, Md.


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