Monday, May 12, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Hyattsville

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Hyattsville.  The victim is identified as 30-year-old Bruce Coppage of no fixed address. 

On May 10, 2014, at about 3:45 am, patrol officers responded to the 5500 block of Ager Road for a pedestrian collision.  When they arrived, they found Coppage in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals that Coppage walked into the path of a car that was heading southbound on Ager Road. He was not in a crosswalk.  The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to and submit a tip online.

For more information, please contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relation's Division at 301-772-4710.

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