Police Searching for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run Killing 58-Year-Old Man of Disrict Heights

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. - The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in District Heights on Saturday night. The deceased pedestrian is 58-year-old Bernel Spencer of District Heights.

On October 24, 2020, at approximately 10:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 6800 block of Walker Mill Road near the intersection with Karen Boulevard for a pedestrian collision. Once on scene, officers located Spencer unresponsive in the roadway. He was taken to a hospital where he died on Sunday.

The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle traveling westbound on Walker Mill Road struck Spencer in the roadway. The driver did not remain on the scene. Spencer was attempting to cross Walker Mill Road in a designated crosswalk at the time of the collision.

The striking vehicle is described as a black or dark-colored SUV or sedan. The vehicle lost its driver’s side mirror during the collision.

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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