Police have identified the pedestrian who was killed early Tuesday while trying to cross Georgia Avenue in Wheaton, Maryland.
Just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, first responders rushed to Georgia Avenue at University Boulevard West for a report of a serious crash involving a pedestrian, Montgomery County police said.
The pedestrian — Ricardo Estuardo Jimenez, 53, of Silver Spring — was trying to cross southbound Georgia Avenue in a westerly direction, police said. A driver in a Honda Odyssey, heading south on Georgia Avenue and approaching University Boulevard West, struck Jimenez on the avenue.
The driver — Luis Antonio Sanchez-Sosa, 45, of Silver Spring — was not injured in the crash.
Jimenez was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries; he died at the hospital.
Police said they are still investigating why Sanchez-Sosa hit Jimenez.
The investigation closed southbound Georgia Avenue and eastbound University Boulevard for about five and a half hours.
Anyone with information about the crash can call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240) 773-6620.
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— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) December 22, 2020