Monday, April 22, 2024

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

Update April 25, 2024: Investigators are working to identify a dark blue 2018-2019 Hyundai Sonata Sedan similar to the picture below. The vehicle is suspected to have damage to the passenger side, to include the headlight and grille.  

Not Actual Vehicle

Update April 24, 2024: The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 55-year-old Barry Mitchell of Laurel.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian that occurred in the unincorporated section of Laurel. The identity of the deceased pedestrian, an adult male, will be released once his family has been notified. 

On April 21, 2024, at approximately 8:10 pm, officers were called to the 9000 block of Contee Road for a crash involving a pedestrian. Once on scene, officers located the pedestrian in the roadway suffering from trauma. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.

The preliminary investigation revealed the driver of an unidentified vehicle was traveling eastbound on Contee Road, when for reasons under investigation, they struck the pedestrian. The driver did not remain on the scene. Investigators are working to determine the make and model of the striking vehicle and identify the driver. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.     

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online at, the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device), or call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. Please refer to case number 24-0022925. 

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