Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Public's Help Needed In Fatal West O.C. Hit-and-Run Probe

WEST OCEAN CITY, Md.– Maryland State Police are asking the public's help in identifying whoever was responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred late Friday night in West Ocean City.

Police said that shortly after 10 a.m., troopers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the area of eastbound U.S. Route 50 and Elm Street in West Ocean City. The male pedestrian was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital a short time later.

Investigators are asking for help identifying the vehicle that fled the scene after hitting the victim. The incident occurred in the left-hand lane of eastbound U.S. Route 50 directly in front of Starbuck's Coffee and Outback Steakhouse, according to police.

Witnesses have noted the vehicle in question to be a 2009-2013 red Ford full-size pickup truck, investigators said. The truck would have severe damage to the driver side front fender, bumper and headlight region of the truck. The truck continued eastbound on U.S. Route 50 where witnesses lost visual of the vehicle.

Troopers are specifically requesting anyone that was in the area at the time of the incident that noticed something unusual or are aware of the whereabouts of the vehicle in question to contact Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776 with any information.

Information leading to an arrest in this case may lead to a cash reward of up to $1,000. All information will remain anonymous and confidential.


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