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Body discovered in Prince Georges County

November 21st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

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.

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