Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a now fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Hyattsville. The collision happened on May 18, 2014. The victim died of his injuries today. He's identified as 42-year-old Rosendo Mendez of New Riggs Road in Hyattsville.

The preliminary investigation reveals that shortly before 1:00 am, Mendez tried to cross University Boulevard near 15th Avenue. When he stepped off the median strip, a car heading westbound on University Boulevard struck him. Mendez was not in a crosswalk. The car did not stop.

The striking car is described as a medium-sized sedan. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this collision or has any information on this case.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call the CARU at (301) 731-4422 or (301) 306-5644. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. You may also submit a tip online at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=266

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