Pedestrian struck and killed on Baltimore-Washington Parkway identified

The pedestrian who was struck and killed Sunday near Landover Road in a crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has been identified by police.

U.S. Park Police say Tarris Brooks, 39, of D.C., was struck and killed around 10:15 p.m. at the ramp to Route 202.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All northbound and southbound lanes had been closed as the U.S. Park Police Department investigated.

The driver remained at the scene.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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