Monday, December 30, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Capitol Heights

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Friday in Capitol Heights. The victim is 40-year-old Dwayne Phillip Harris of Washington, D.C.

On December 27th, at approximately 5:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Central Avenue and Coolidge Street for a collision involving a pedestrian. The officers located the victim in the roadway. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was struck as he attempted to cross Central Avenue. He was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. The involved driver remained on the scene and was not hurt.

Anyone with information on this case 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, 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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