Posted on Mar 21, 2011
A Lanham man is the suspect in a hit-and-run Maryland pedestrian accident that occurred in the late evening of Friday, March 4.

Dedrick Antoine Harvey, 23, was crossing Pennsylvania Avenue at 9:46 p.m. when a driver in a pickup truck struck him.

According to witnesses, the driver of the white Ford F150 was changing lanes when the accident occurred. The driver, who had no passengers in the car, did not stop to check on the victim.

Harvey, a resident of southeast Washington, D.C., was taken to a nearby hospital. Harvey succumbed to his wounds and later died at the hospital, an unfortunate aspect of this already chilling hit-and-run Southern Maryland news.

Maryland State Police stopped a truck that matched witness descriptions near the intersection of Walker Mill Road and Marlboro Pike. The driver, a Lanham man whose name police have not yet released, was arrested.

At this time, police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. They do not yet know if speed was a factor. Police say there was no crosswalk in the vicinity of the accident, which occurred in the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville.

The Maryland accident attorneys and Maryland wrongful death attorneys of Nickelsporn & Lundin offer their sincerest condolences to the family of Dedrick Antoine Harvey.

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