BOWIE, Md. - Authorities say a AAA worker was struck and killed late Tuesday night in Prince George's County while refueling a vehicle on the side of the highway.
The incident happened shortly after 11:15 p.m. along westbound Route 50 in the area of Collington Road in Bowie.
Officers say AAA worker Anthony Okozi, 69, of Upper Marlboro, was providing fuel to a disabled motorist on the shoulder of the highway when he was struck by the driver of a Jeep heading westbound on Route 50.
Anthony Okozi (AAA)
Investigators say Okozi was pronounced dead at the scene. He was using emergency yellow strobe lights and traffic cones and was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Jeep, 21-year-old Joseph Anderson of Rockville, faces charges.
"Our hearts go out to Anthony’s loved ones as well as his AAA colleagues during this very difficult time. We will be forever grateful to Anthony and all first responders who have given their lives while helping others," said Kevin Micsko, Vice-President of Fleet Operations at AAA Club Alliance, in a statement released Wednesday.
The investigation is continuing at this time.