2 pedestrians killed in separate accidents during busy night for police

Two pedestrians who were struck and killed in separate accidents in D.C. and Prince George’s County during a night of crashes that kept police and firefighters busy.

D.C. police said a pedestrian was struck and killed by driver in the 7000 block of Piney Branch Road in Northwest at 9:17 p.m. Monday.

Police identified the pedestrian as Timothy Abbott, 21, of Northwest.

The driver remained on the scene, police said.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to police at 50411.

Police are seen on the scene of a crash on Piney Branch Road on June 8, 2020. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

In Prince George’s County, a woman is dead after she was struck by a car on southbound Kenilworth Avenue near U.S. 50 and the D.C. line. Police said the driver stayed on the scene after the accident at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In Montgomery County, one person was critically injured after a crash on Avery Road.

According to tweets from Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the driver was likely trying to get out of the way of a deer in the road when the vehicle crashed into a wall on Avery Road near Dimes road in Derwood.

The driver was not injured. A passenger, who was pinned in the vehicle, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

In Virginia, the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway was closed for roughly seven hours Monday into Tuesday after a multi-vehicle crash near Gallows Road. The crash was after Gallows Road, in Fairfax County.

WTOP’s Andrea Cambron contributed to this story.

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 WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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