Park Police has person of interest, vehicle in BW Parkway hit-and-run

WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police have identified a person of interest and the vehicle responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Rick Warrick was killed as he was changing his tire on the side of the parkway earlier this month. The fatal hit-and-run made headlines again when news surfaced that a frantic teenager who called 911 was told to stop whining.

Police say they have identified the person who drove the car that hit and killed Warrick. Warrick’s fiance, Jewel Pearce, was holding a flashlight for him nearby and was also hit. She suffered broken legs and a fractured skull. Pearce told police that the car sped off.

Sgt. Lelani Woods, with the U.S. Park Police, says the agency is working with the U.S. Attorney’s office on the case.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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