Friday, February 9, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Pedestrian in Oxon Hill

UPDATE February 10, 2018: The victim is identified as 27-year-old Kenard Hawkins of no fixed address. Investigators are still working to locate the striking vehicle. It's described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in Oxon Hill.  Investigators are actively working to identify the victim who is an African American male approximately in his 30s. Investigators are also working to locate the striking vehicle which fled the scene. It’s described as a white pickup truck that had a ladder on the top or side. 

On February 8th, at about 7:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of St. Barnabas Road and Wheeler Road for the report of a pedestrian collision. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

The preliminary investigation indicates the pickup truck was turning left onto Wheeler Road from eastbound St. Barnabas Road when it struck the victim who was in a crosswalk.

Anyone with information is asked to 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 (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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