Takoma Park Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Driver Fleeing Scene - Bad News

Takoma Park Hit-and-Run: Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Driver Fleeing Scene – Bad News

WFCN – A picture of a truck that is allegedly connected to a tragic hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier this week has been made public by the Montgomery County Department of Police.

According to police, there was an early-morning pedestrian crash in Takoma Park on Monday that resulted in one fatality and one motorist who is still at large.

Soon after 1:15 a.m. on June 3 in the 1100 block of University Boulevard, a pedestrian was struck and killed, according to detectives, who then opened an investigation.

Officers discovered a man suffering from a head injury while he lay in the street. Following an emergency room visit, he was declared deceased at a nearby hospital.

Takoma Park Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Driver Fleeing Scene - Bad News

A car that fled the scene was most likely the source of the injuries, according to an autopsy performed by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Washington, DC.


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Police have concluded from their early investigation that a car traveling west struck the pedestrian and then drove off into Prince George’s County on Lebanon Street.

A black Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended cab pick-up truck made between 1999 and 2006 is thought to be the suspect vehicle, according to the agency.

The victim, a 5-foot-6, 150-pound Hispanic man with a short goatee, was the sole description provided to detectives. They are still working to identify him. At the time of the strike, he was dressed in dark blue sweatpants and a light blue t-shirt.

We’re still looking into the hit-and-run.

Call (240) 773-6620 to reach investigators if you have any information on the incident.

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