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Hyattsville Man Killed in Hit and Run

Officers found the victim on the 2400 block of University Boulevard.

A Hyattsville man is the victim of a fatal hit and run, according to Prince George's County Police.

On Saturday, patrol officers found an unresponsive male on the 2400 block of University Boulevard in Lewisdale at around 9 p.m.

Samuel Diaz, 28, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

The striking vehicle has been described as a silver SUV with front end damage, according to police, who also report there were no crosswalks at the location.

Carol May 06, 2012 at 06:30 PM
It is unfortunate, but not surprising, considering the speeds the traffic reaches during off peak times and the fact that if the pedestrian had gone a half block in either direction he could have crossed with a light. Both driver and pedestrian behavior in this area are often high risk. The driver should have stopped.
miss swish May 07, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Aw that is sad. As a long time resident of four corners; and Blair alumni university Blvd. is a death trap. From adelphi all the way up to Wheaton plaza. People DO NOT obey the speed limit. I have been in 1 serious accident myself in my junior year. By graduation I had actually witnessed a friend get hit by a car at rt 29 and university intersection and 3 other friends had died at the hands of this piece of road. 1 infront of eastern; a girl infront of northwood and a girl infront of the Pickwick complex. Its insane. Now instead of a hit and run you have people stepping out of their cars and killing others. Road rage is also an issue in this area. LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
a person May 07, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I was coming back from six flags on saturday may 5th & i sall the dead body laying right there on the road while the peramedics tried to pick him up. His face was bloody & his eyes where opened. I feel really bad for that man, may he rest in peace .

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