Pedestrian killed in Montgomery Co. hit-and-run

WASHINGTON — A man has died after being struck by a car in Silver Spring, Maryland, early Saturday morning.

A car traveling north on Colesville Road struck 49-year-old Donald Morgan Jr. of Northwest D.C. around 2:30 a.m., Montgomery County police said. Morgan was using the marked crosswalk to walk east across Colesville Road at the intersection with Fenton Street when he was hit.

After the car hit Morgan, witnesses said they saw the driver, identified as 30-year-old Janet M. Brown of Laurel, stop, get out of her car and then drive away from the area, according to a news release from police. When officers arrived at the scene, witnesses gave them a description of Brown and her car’s tag number.

Morgan was in cardiac arrest at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Officers located Brown nearby on Georgia Avenue after she left the scene. She was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said, but she has not been formally charged because police are still investigating the collision.

Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue were closed for hours as police investigated the incident.

WTOP’s Lara Bonner contributed to this report.


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