By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Prince Georges County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit are actively investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run that occurred on Wednesday. The victim is identified as 38-year-old John Gullickson of Accokeek.

On October 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 am, a 911 caller reported seeing an unresponsive man on the ground near the roadway in the area of McKendree and Accokeek Roads.  An off-duty EMS Captain with the DC Fire and EMS Department was on his way to work when he drove past the scene. 

The captain immediately stopped and began life-saving measures on the victim while PGPD officers and PGFD paramedics rushed to the scene.  Officers determined Guillickson was suffering from trauma to his body.

Paramedics continued CPR and transported him to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The initial investigations reveal that Guillickson was riding his bicycle southbound on McKendree Road when a vehicle struck him from the rear and fled the scene.  

Detectives are working to identify the driver. If anyone can assist investigators to identify or locate the driver of the striking vehicle, they are asked to call 911 or 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477); online at or the “P3 Tips”

Brandywine, MD- A bicyclist is dead this morning in Brandywine, MD after being hit from behind on McKendree Road near Accokeek Road. The incident happened around 6:15 a.m. today.

The man was found lying unresponsive in the road and was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police say the vehicle did not stop and more than likely has front-end damage.

If anyone can assist investigators to identify or locate the driver, they are asked to call 911 or 301-731-4422

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...