Sunday, July 17, 2016

Community’s Help Needed in Identifying Pedestrian Killed in Collision

Updated July 23, 2016: Investigators have now identified the pedestrian killed in this collision. He's 20-year-old Santos Udiel Romero of 14th Avenue in Hyattsville. 

Updated July 20, 2016: Our investigators are asking for the community’s help in identifying the pedestrian killed in this collision. He’s a Hispanic man between the ages of 20-25, 5’6”, and 140 lbs. He had on a black Miami HEAT cap. Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call 301-306-5640.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a police cruiser. The collision occurred this morning in Langley Park. Investigators are currently working to identify the pedestrian and notify his family. 

At about 2:30 am, the involved officer was traveling westbound in the 2000 block of University Boulevard in his marked cruiser when he struck the pedestrian in the roadway. The officer rendered aid to the pedestrian until emergency medical personnel arrived. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals two other vehicles nearly struck the pedestrian prior to the officer striking him. Preliminary, the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision. 

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to<

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