News Release, Prince George’s County Police Department
Oxon Hill, MD- The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Oxon Hill.
The victim is 48-year-old Gilbert Butler of Upper Marlboro.Investigators are working to locate an involved driver who left the scene.
On September 2nd, at approximately 8:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5500 block of St. Barnabas Roadfor a collision involving a pedestrian. Responding officers found the victim suffering from critical injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victim wasin the southbound lanes of St. Barnabas Road, possibly having fallen or was laying inthe roadway when he was struck by a van. The victim was not in a crosswalk. The striking van did not stay on the scene. Moments later, a second car struck the victim. That driver remained on the scene.
Investigators are working to locate the van and identify the driver. The van is described as a dark-color work van with a ladder on the roof, possibly a GMC van.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at301-731-4422.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477); online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).
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