A pedestrian was struck and killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Friday evening.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Central Avenue near Coolidge Street by the Capitol Heights Metro Station in Seat Pleasant.
Police said the adult male victim was pronounced dead on the scene; the driver of the striking vehicle is cooperating with investigators.
Eastbound Central Ave between Davey st and Coolidge st is closed as we investigate the fatal collision. Please use an alternate route if possible. #MDTraffic pic.twitter.com/QC5yACAdCf
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) December 28, 2019
Traffic outbound from D.C. on East Capitol Street was diverted as police investigated the crash Friday night, and they ask drivers to use alternate routes.
Prince George’s County police have investigated 19 pedestrian fatalities since the start of the year.
Below is the area where the crash happened.