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Statement from the University of Maryland Regarding Hit and Run

January 17, 2014

Crystal Brown, crystalb@umd.edu

This morning, at about 1:35 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Knox Road at Baltimore Avenue for a pedestrian hit and run. The victim, a University of Maryland student, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased was attempting to cross Baltimore Avenue when he was hit. He was struck by a dark colored vehicle traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue.

“It is with deep sadness that we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the University of Maryland student killed this morning in a tragic, senseless accident,” said Wallace D. Loh, President of the University of Maryland.  “In this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

The police investigation of this matter is ongoing.  Prince George’s County Police is leading the investigation, however the university is assisting with all appropriate resources, including the University of Maryland Police Department. The university is committed to doing everything possible to provide assistance for our community during this time.

If you have any information that could assist in the ongoing investigation, please 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 (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

For media inquiries please contact PGPD's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710 and follow us on Twitter at @UMDRightNow for updates.