Man Killed After Being Hit By Car In Ellicott City

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle Wednesday night in Ellicott City has died from his injuries.

Police say the accident happened at 10:15 p.m., on Baltimore National Pike near North Chatham Rd. A Fiat 500 was traveling westbound when it struck a man in the road.

The man, identified as Victor Manuel Fuentes Benitez, 37, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with critical injuries, but police say he died overnight.

The driver of the Fiat and a passenger were not injured and both remained at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Investigators say the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. An investigation is now underway.

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