Police identify man fatally struck by car in Home Depot parking lot

November 25, 2011

Police have identified the man struck by a car and killed in the parking lot of a Hyattsville Home Depot Thursday as Fredys Castillo-Giron, authorities said.

Castillo-Giron, 41, of Hyattsville, was standing with several other people when a car leaving the Home Depot on East West Highway crashed into him and the group, authorities said. Castillo-Giron and five others were taken to the hospital, and Castillo-Giron later died, authorities said.

Police have said the driver of the car, a 79-year-old Hyattsville man, suffered some type of medical emergency and blacked out. He was also taken to the hospital, police have said. A passenger tried to grab hold of the steering wheel, and the car eventually smashed into a nearby brick wall, police have said.

Police declined to identify the driver of the car Friday, saying he had not been charged with any crimes.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.
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