Pedestrian killed in Montgomery Co. hit-and-run, police say

A Silver Spring, Maryland, man is dead after being hit by two vehicles — including one that did not stop — as he walked near an intersection in Montgomery County on Friday night, police said.

According to police, a Honda Odyssey mounted the curb “for unknown reasons” while traveling westbound on Randolph Road near the intersection of Kimblewick Drive shortly after 10 p.m., striking 52-year-old Ronaldo Franzese and causing him to “fall into the roadway.”

A white, four-door Acura then hit Franzese, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Acura “fled the scene without rendering aid” to Franzese, and was seen traveling north on New Hampshire Avenue and then west on Randolph Road, according to police.

“The Acura may be a white 2009-2012 Acura TL, which is missing a fender line and may have additional damage on the front end, near the ground,” police said in a release.

White Acura
Stock image of an Acura that could match the description of the suspect vehicle. (Courtesy Montgomery County police)

Below is a map of the area where it happened.

The police department’s collision reconstruction unit asks that anyone with information regarding the fatal crash to contact detectives at or (240) 773-6620.

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Dana Sukontarak

Dana Sukontarak is a Digital Writer/Editor for She loves haiku poetry, short sci-fi stories and word games. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and currently lives in Silver Spring.

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