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Police Seek Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash

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BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Park Police are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a fatal crash in Beltsville.

Officers say about 2:20 a.m. Monday, a vehicle driven by Louis Poteat of Seat Pleasant was struck from the rear while on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Poteat, 72, died at a local hospital.

Police say the driver of the striking car did not stop. They are looking for a dark-colored Mercedes that probably has front-end damage. Officers say the car may have been involved in a race with a silver Lexus.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the Park Police tip line at 202-610-8737.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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