Black ice blamed for crash that killed pedestrian, PG police say

A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after a car hit a patch of ice, lost control and crashed into the front of a storein Hyattsville, according to Prince George’s County Police.

Police have identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Jose Martin Huaman of the 4900 block of 42nd Place in Hyattsville.

Police said a Ford minivan was traveling northbound on 4800 Rhode Island Avenue at aboat 7:30 a.m. when it hit a patch of ice. The driver, a 44-year-old woman, lost control of the vehicle, struck the median, crossed into the southbound lane, struck Huaman in the roadway, and crashed into the front of the store.

A Prince George’s County Police Department patrol officer provided CPR to the victim until paramedics arrived but unfortunately, the man later died at a hospital.

 

There have been no charges filed at this point. The collision remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 731-4422.
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