Friday, January 12, 2018

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Temple Hills

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Temple Hills Thursday evening. The victim is 79-year-old Eleanor Beecher of St. Barnabas Road in Temple Hills. 

On January 11th, at approximately 5:50 pm, patrol officers responded to the 4000 block of Branch Avenue for a collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Beecher, died of her injuries. The driver of the involved car remained on the scene and was taken to a hospital for observation.

The investigation reveals Beecher was struck as she tried to cross southbound Branch Avenue. Preliminarily, it appears she was not in a crosswalk.

Anyone with information on this investigation 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 (8477), or go online at, 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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