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Wife killed, husband injured in hit-and-run

A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured after a driver allegedly struck them and fled the scene in Wheaton Monday night, according to Montgomery County police.

The couple got off a bus near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Centerhill Street and were attempting to cross one of the roads when they were hit by a white BMW around 9:45 p.m., police said.

The driver, Pierre Michel, 29, of Silver Spring, briefly stopped and then drove off, according to police. The couple were taken to an area hospital, where the wife died.

Officers located the BMW in a nearby neighborhood. Michel and a passenger were found at two separate locations, not far from the scene, police said.

The identities of the victims were not released, but the husband is in his mid-forties and the wife was in her mid-thirties, according to police.

As of Tuesday morning, charges had not been filed in the case. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.


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