LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — The woman whose body was found along Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County Thursday morning was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer, state police said.
Police said a driver reported seeing the body on the shoulder of the northbound interstate near Route 198 in the Laurel area around 7:30 a.m.READ MORE: Tractor-Trailer Overturns On I-95 Near Belcamp, 2 Left Lanes Remain Closed
First responders were called to the scene and pronounced the woman dead.
State police said a preliminary investigation showed the woman was a pedestrian and was struck by a Freightliner Cascadia that then fled the scene.READ MORE: Decomposing Woman's Body Found In Baltimore
Two lanes of I-95 remain closed while police investigate the crash.
The victim’s name has not been released.MORE NEWS: 5 Injured, 1 Killed In West Baltimore Mass Shooting Wednesday
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-345-2101.