Monday, September 9, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in District Heights

UPDATE: Victim in the fatal collision is identified as 25-year-old Manuel Cortez of Brooklyn, New York.

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a collision involving a pedestrian in District Heights late Saturday night. Investigators are working to identify the adult male victim. His name will be released once he is identified and his family is notified.

On September 7th, at approximately 11:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5900 block of Silver Hill Road for a collision involving a pedestrian. They located the pedestrian suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was attempting to cross the street midblock when he was struck by a Mercedes travelling southbound on Silver Hill Road. The initial collision caused the victim to fall to the ground. He was then struck a second time by an SUV which was unable to avoid striking the victim. Both drivers were uninjured and remained on the scene. Investigators are working to determine circumstances leading up to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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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