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Bicyclist identified in fatal hit and run in Brandywine

By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Prince Georges County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are actively investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday. The victim is identified as 38-year-old John Gullickson of Accokeek.

On October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 am, a 911 caller reported seeing an unresponsive man on the ground near the roadway in the area of McKendree and Accokeek Roads.  An off-duty EMS Captain with the DC Fire and EMS Department was on his way to work when he drove past the scene. 

The captain immediately stopped and began life-saving measures on the victim while PGPD officers and PGFD paramedics rushed to the scene.  Officers determined Guillickson was suffering from trauma to his body.

Paramedics continued CPR and transported him to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The initial investigations reveal that Guillickson was riding his bicycle southbound on McKendree Road when a vehicle struck him from the rear and fled the scene.  

Detectives are working to identify the driver. If anyone can assist investigators to identify or locate the driver of the striking vehicle, they are asked to call 911 or 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477); online at or the “P3 Tips”

Brandywine, MD- A bicyclist is dead this morning in Brandywine, MD after being hit from behind on McKendree Road near Accokeek Road. The incident happened around 6:15 a.m. today.

The man was found lying unresponsive in the road and was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police say the vehicle did not stop and more than likely has front-end damage.

If anyone can assist investigators to identify or locate the driver, they are asked to call 911 or 301-731-4422

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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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