Md. State Police investigate deadly hit-and-run along I-95

The Altima involved in Sunday morning’s deadly hit-and-run along southbound I-95 has New Jersey tags with the number P92NJE, police said. (Courtesy Maryland State Police)

Maryland State Police are looking for a black 2009 Nissan Altima that they believe killed a Howard County man Sunday morning.

It happened along southbound Interstate 95 near the Intercounty Connector in Prince George’s County shortly before 10 a.m. Officers who were responding to a report of a struck pedestrian found 23-year-old Ceasar Alfred Charles Burke of Columbia. He was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators believe Burke had been parked on the shoulder of the road and was outside the car, having a conversation with a woman.

Then the woman “entered I-95” and Burke tried to pull her back, police said in a statement Tuesday. It was then that the Altima struck Burke before fleeing the scene. A Honda CRV also struck Burke, they say, but the driver pulled over and called 911.

The Altima has New Jersey tags with the number P92NJE, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-345-3101.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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