The Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Route 50 that killed a pedestrian. The auto-pedestrian accident occurred during the early hours of Sunday, November 14th. The investigators believe drunk driving caused the crash.
According to the MSP, at about 3:15 a.m., the College Park Barrack troopers received a report about a person on the roadway and an overturned vehicle in the area along Route 50. They found a pedestrian, identified the victim as 26-year-old John Alieu Ted Fonfana of Landover Hills, Maryland, on the roadway when they arrived. The EMS later pronounced him dead.
The investigators found the overturned vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, on the shoulder of the eastbound Route 50 near the ramp from southbound Interstate 495. Witnesses told the police that the driver of the Chevrolet fled on foot and provided a description of the fleeing motorist.
The preliminary investigation into the hit-and-run on Route 50 indicated that Fonfana pulled over on the roadway’s shoulder and was outside his vehicle when the crash happened. The police said the Chevy struck the victim and his Infiniti car. The truck then crossed two traffic lanes before overturning on the right shoulder.
The MSP Aviation Command helped with the helicopter search to locate the hit-and-run driver. The police found the driver, Remington James Culver, 32, of Washington D.C., in a wood-lined area, about 150 yards from the crash scene. Officers took him into custody without incident and transported him to an area hospital for treatment. They suspect he was under the influence; the investigation remains active.
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