Police ID pedestrian struck by Prince George’s cruiser

WASHINGTON — The pedestrian struck by a Prince George’s County police cruiser on University Boulevard last Sunday has been identified.

Police on Saturday said he’s  Santos Udiel Romero, 20, of Hyattsville, Maryland.

A marked cruiser struck him around 2:30 a.m. July 17 in the 2000 block of University Boulevard as the cruiser approached Riggs Road.

Police said Romero was was not on a crosswalk.

Two other drivers nearly struck him before the police cruiser did.

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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