OXON HILL, Md. - The search continues for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in Oxon Hill Thursday night. Prince George’s County police are also asking for help in identifying the victim.
Prince George's County police say a man was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection of Wheeler Road and St. Barnabas Road at around 6:50 p.m. when he was struck by a white pickup truck that was described as having a ladder on the top or side of the vehicle.
The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck left the scene after the collision.
Sources say the victim may have been homeless. He is described as an African American man in his 30s.
An Oxon Hill resident named Brenda told FOX 5 that she is fed up after another pedestrian death has taken place at this same intersection nearby her home. She said a young woman was fatally struck here in 2016.
Brenda wants to know why crews have put up crosswalk poles at this intersection, but left them wrapped up and not operational. She says it has looked this way for years.
“The point is people are dying and people are hitting and running,” she said. “It’s not going to bring them back … but still, they got to do something about this intersection.”
FOX 5 sent pictures of the crosswalk poles to the Maryland Department of Transportation asking them what is the status of this project. The agency says it is looking into when it will be finished.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run incident or the identities of the driver or the victim is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.