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Pedestrian killed in Wheaton hit-and-run incident

An unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed in Wheaton late Saturday.

The man was crossing Veirs Mill Road northwest of Randolph Road when he was struck by a Chevrolet sedan shortly after 10 p.m. He landed in the road and was struck again, by a dark sport-utility vehicle that did not stop, Montgomery County police said. The sedan did stop, police said.

The pedestrian died of his injuries at Washington Hospital Center.

Police are asking for help locating the driver of the SUV and identifying the victim, described as a Hispanic man between 35 and 50 years old. He is 5-foot-4, 170 pounds and has black hair and a mustache. When struck, he was wearing a black jacket, a blue checkered button-down shirt, blue jeans and black slip-on shoes.

The man was the second pedestrian to be killed in the Wheaton area Saturday. Less than a mile east on Veirs Mill, a car struck Rolando Grande Martinez, 59, shortly before 5 a.m.

Witnesses and others with information can contact the Montgomery police collision reconstruction unit at 301-840-2435.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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