SEVERN, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Anne Arundel County are renewing their call for information in a deadly hit-and-run in October 2017.
On October 28, 2017, officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 7900 block of WB&A Road near Thompson Road in Severn.READ MORE: University Of Maryland Will Have In-Person Spring 2021 Commencement At Maryland Stadium
Witnesses reported that the pedestrian had left a house party in the 7800 block of WB&A Road and was walking southbound in the northbound lane with a group of people.
The suspect vehicle was driving northbound at a high rate of speed and struck the victim who was apparently unable to get out of the vehicle’s path, police said.READ MORE: Watch Live: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott To Give Update On Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine At 4:30 PM
The pedestrian was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries and subsequently died on November 1, 2017.
The victim was identified as 17-year-old Kiersten Wengert-Walko.
The suspect vehicle did not remain at the scene. The vehicle is described as a silver passenger car with blue headlights and tinted windows. The damage is suspected to be to the right front bumper, hood area and windshield.MORE NEWS: 'Plus-Up' Stimulus Checks Going Out To Those Who Were Underpaid
Anyone with information should contact police immediately.