DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WJZ) — Prince George’s County Police are investigating a pedestrian-involved collision late Saturday night in District Heights.

On September 7th, around 11:40 p.m., officers found a pedestrian suffering from critical injuries on the 5900 block of Silver Hill Road.

Officials said the victim was crossing the street mid-way until he was hit by a Mercedes heading southbound. The initial collision caused the man to fall to the ground.

He was then hit again by an SUV that was unable to avoid the collision.

Patrol officers found the man suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 25-year-old Manuel Cortez of Brooklyn, New York on September 17.

Both the drivers of the SUV and the Mercedes were not injured and remained at the scene. Investigators are working to determine the circumstances leading up to the collision.

Anyone with further information about the collision should call:

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit – 301-731-4422

Crime Solvers – 1-866-411-TIPS


Written By WJZ Apprentice Ju’waun Morgan

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