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Pedestrian Killed In Western Md. Hit-And-Run

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SWANTON, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office says a man walking along Bittinger Road has been killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Deputies say Kenneth Friend, 52, of Swanton was walking on the road’s shoulder about 6:30 a.m. Thursday going to a neighbor’s house to help shovel snow. He was struck by a passing vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the incident call the Sheriff’s Office at 301-334-1911.

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

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