Posted on Jan 25, 2011
Prince George's County police have located the driver allegedly involved in a hit-and-run in Fort Washington that killed an unidentified woman on January 3, 2011.

The county state attorney is still determining whether to press charges against the driver, a spokesman for the attorney's office said. The driver is said to be cooperating with police, who have not yet released the driver's name, because he or she has not been charged with any crimes.

Police are still trying to identify the victim. She is described as an African American woman, 50 years of age, 120 pounds, and about 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Police found the dead woman in a grassy area on the shoulder of the highway. She was wearing blue jeans, a light blue jacket, and black shoes.

According to Cpl. Evan Baxter, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department, the driver may have thought that he or she hit a deer. The vehicle actually struck and killed a woman at approximately 8 a.m. on the southbound side of Indian Head Highway/Route 210 near Old Fort Road.

The Maryland car accident attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin would like to offer our sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and relatives involved in this unfortunate accident.