GAINESVILLE, Va. - A Maryland teen has died, officials say, after he was struck and killed overnight in Prince William County. Police say they are now looking to identify the driver who fled the crash.
Police say they are now looking to find the driver of a white, 4-door sedan that they say was involved in the crash.
Prince Williams County police say
the white sedan was driving westbound on Sudley Road in Gainesville when the car struck a pedestrian, identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators say the teen, a family member, and a co-worker were completing a seal-coat job of a driveway of a home in the area at the time of the crash.
The teen was sitting with the family member in the back of a truck with its headlights on, sitting eastbound in the wrong travel lane, according to police.
They say neither person was wearing reflective vests, nor were roadway signs or cones in place along the roadway warning of the obstruction.
Officials say the teen and the family member jumped out of the truck, after it appeared that the white car, which was traveling westbound, was coming toward the truck, and appeared it was going to hit it.
The family member was able to safely get out of the roadway, police say, but the teen got out of the truck and attempted to cross the adjacent eastbound travel lane.
It was then, police say, that the white car swerved around the truck and struck the teen while he was in the roadway.
Prince William County police say the striking car stopped a short distance from the collision, but the driver never got out of the car.
Officials say the boy died from his injuries at the scene of the crash. No one else was injured, police say.
Investigators are now working to identify the driver of the striking vehicle. Prince William County Police say they are looking for a white four-door sedan, with possible damage to the front and the driver's side headlight.
Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation is urged to call (703) 792-6500.