Witness: Pedestrians hit by car in Howard Co. were in a fight

WASHINGTON — Police said two people were struck and killed by a car as they  physically fought each other in the middle of traffic, according to Howard County police.

Police identified one of the pedestrians as Delcy Martinez Hernandez, 18, of Elkridge, Maryland. Police have asked for the public’s help identifying the second pedestrian, who was not carrying an ID.

The incident happened at around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. A car was traveling south on Washington Boulevard  (U.S. Route 1 ) when it struck the pedestrians, who were on the ground locked in a physical fight in the travel portion of the road, said police, citing witness accounts.

The pedestrians were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were pronounced dead.

The driver and passenger of the car were not hurt. No charges have been filed.

Washington Boulevard was closed between Route 175 and Montevideo Road for about three hours.

WTOP’s Tiffany Arnold contributed to this report.

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