Early this morning a cyclist was struck and killed on MLK Highway near Forbes Boulevard in Lanham County. The driver left the scene.
The hit and run accident happened at about 1:55 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway near Forbes Boulevard in Lanahm, police said.
Police were called to the area, and when they arrived they found the victim in the roadway suffering from critical injuries, police said. The victim passed away from his injuries in the hospital soon after, police said.
Police continue to investigate
Police ask anyone with information to call the department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).
Police say the car involved is described as a black sedan that would presumably have front-end damage, a broken headlamp and a piece of its bumper missing.
The victim’s name has not been released.
It's the second fatal bike crash in the area this year, both hit-and-runs; and the first in PG County since the summer of 2013. At this point, even if the driver is found, it will be too late to do an alcohol test which would be relevant at that time of day.