Pedestrian struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Camp Springs

A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a man in Prince George’s County early Monday, according to Maryland State Police.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. on the northbound lanes of Branch Avenue just before the Capital Beltway in Camp Springs, according to police.

Felnibe Patefagou, 38, of Lanham, Maryland, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.

The driver who struck the man did not stay on the scene but is believed to have been behind the wheel of a 2001 to 2005 Honda Civic.

Police say that the driver of the car continued to travel north on Branch Avenue. The road was closed for a little over four hours following the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack at (301) 568-8101.

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Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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