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UPDATE: Vehicle and Driver Involved in PG County Fatal Hit & Run Located in North Carolina

 

UPDATE: Pikesville, MD – State Police CRASH Team investigators located the vehicle and the driver involved in the Prince George’s County hit and run fatal which occurred last week.

The suspected driver, driving a white and green 2017 Freightliner Cascadia at the time of the crash, is not being identified at this time. Charges in the incident are pending review by the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.

The victim, identified as Lourdina Hyppolite, 22, of Beltsville, Maryland was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel. Investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

After the incident occurred, police received multiple phone calls from witnesses, which led investigators to the location of the suspected truck in Greensboro, North Carolina. Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime scene technicians are currently working with investigators to process evidence.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019, Maryland state troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting the body of the female victim, later identified as Hyppolite, was visible to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area of northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198. Troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the scene and confirmed the discovery of the female victim.

 


 

UPDATE: College Park, MD– Maryland State Police have identified the victim in the fatal hit-and-run that occurred yesterday in Prince George’s County.

The deceased victim is identified as Lourdina Hyppolite, 22, of Beltsville, Md.  She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates Hyppolite was a pedestrian who was reportedly struck by a Freightliner Cascadia on northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198 that continued to travel north on Interstate 95. State police investigators were able to determine the vehicle that struck Hyppolite by the debris collected from the scene. The call came from a witness who waited for assistance to arrive. Troopers responded and found Hyppolite to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area with obvious injuries. The striking vehicle and driver fled the scene. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Prince George’s County and Fire Medical Services Department.

State police investigators are asking anyone with information to please come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. The vehicle that is being sought in this case is a Freightliner Cascadia between the years of 2008-2019. There are two models of this vehicle a Sleeper Cab and a Day Cab. Pictures of each model are provided below. State police investigators are looking for one of these models and the truck should be missing one whole front headlight assembly that was left at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack at (301) 345-3101. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

 


UPDATE: College Park, MD – Maryland State Police investigators are seeking additional information from the public as the investigation continues into the discovery of a body found this morning in Prince George’s County that has now been confirmed as a hit and run.

The identity of the victim is yet to be determined, pending autopsy results.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. this morning, troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a female body visible to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area of northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198. Troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the scene and confirmed the discovery of a body.

The preliminary investigation indicates the female victim was a pedestrian who was struck by a Freightliner Cascadia on northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198 that continued to travel north on Interstate 95. State police investigators were able to determine the vehicle that struck the pedestrian by the debris collected from the scene. The call came from a witness who waited for assistance to arrive. Troopers responded and found the female victim to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area with obvious injuries. The striking vehicle and driver fled the scene. The injured female victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Prince George’s County and Fire Medical Services Department.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to the scene to assist trooper’s from the College Park Barrack with the investigation. Emergency service personnel from the Prince George’s County Fire Department provided assistance at the scene along with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

The two right lanes on northbound Interstate 95 remain closed in the area where the body was discovered as troopers continue their investigation. State police investigators are asking anyone with information to please come forward. Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack at (301) 345-3101. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

CONTACT: Sgt. DaVaughn Parker, Office of Media Communications, through the College Park Duty Officer, (301) 345-3101

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