News Release, Maryland State Police
(PIKESVILLE, MD) – State Police CRASH Team investigators located the vehicle and the driver involved in the Prince George’s County hit and run fatal which occurred last week.
The suspected driver, driving a white and green 2017 Freightliner Cascadia at the time of the crash, is not being identified at this time. Charges in the incident are pending review by the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney.
The victim, identified as Lourdina Hyppolite, 22, of Beltsville, Maryland was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel. Investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
After the incident occurred, police received multiple phone calls from witnesses, which led investigators to the location of the suspected truck in Greensboro, North Carolina. Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime scene technicians are currently working with investigators to process evidence.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019, Maryland state troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting the body of the female victim, later identified as Hyppolite, was visible to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area of northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198. Troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the scene and confirmed the discovery of the female victim.
The preliminary investigation indicates the female victim was a pedestrian who was struck by a Freightliner Cascadia on northbound Interstate 95 near Route 198 that continued to travel north on Interstate 95. State police investigators were able to determine the vehicle that struck the pedestrian by the debris collected from the scene. The call came from a witness who waited for assistance to arrive. Troopers responded and found the female victim to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area with obvious injuries. The striking vehicle and driver fled the scene. The injured female victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Prince George’s County and Fire Medical Services Department.
The Maryland State Police CRASH Team is actively investigating the incident while consulting with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney. Assistance has also been provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Greensboro County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The investigation continues.