Man struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Laurel

A man died after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday night on U.S. Route 1 in Laurel, Maryland, police in Howard County said.

The police said the hit-and-run occurred in the 9600 block of Washington Boulevard/U.S. 1, about a mile south of Md. Route 32, around 10:45 p.m.

The driver, who was driving a Ford Explorer, left the scene before the police arrived.

Washington Boulevard was closed for about 2 1/2 hours.

The man died at a hospital; his name has yet to be released by the police.

The police are asking anyone with more information to call them at 410-313-STOP or email

Below is a map of the area:

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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