Pedestrian struck, killed near UMD campus

UPDATE 11:41 p.m. 4/13/2014:

The GW Hatchet reports that the pedestrian struck on Friday night, a senior at George Washington University, has died.

Carlos Pacanins, a senior from Bethesda, died from his injuries, a university spokeswoman told The Hatchet. He was a few weeks away from graduating with a degree in political science, the Hatchet reports.

EARLIER:

WASHINGTON — A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured near the University of Maryland College Park campus, according to a report by the college newspaper, The Diamondback, on Friday night.

The online report said it happened just before midnight at the intersection of Route 1 and Knox Road. Prince George’s County Fire Department and paramedics responded to the scene, and transported a man in his early 20s to a trauma center in critical, but stable condition, according to the report.

Prince George’s County Police spokesman Harry Bond told the paper that a preliminary investigation indicated that a red four-door vehicle traveling northbound struck a pedestrian who was not in a crosswalk.

The driver remained on the scene.

This is not the first time this intersection has seen tragedy. In January, a hit- and-run driver struck and killed a pedestrian at the same location. Cory Hubbard, 22, was a UMD student. He was also not in a crosswalk at the time.

This story is developing.


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