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Woman hit and killed on I-95 Thursday has been identified; police searching for a semi-trailer truck

Posted at 12:16 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 12:16:32-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The woman that was hit and killed on I-95 Thursday morning has been identified.

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According to Maryland State Police, the victim is 22-year-old Lourdina Hyppolite, of Beltsville.

The preliminary investigation shows that Hyppolite was a pedestrian that was reportedly struck by a Freightliner Cascadia on northbound I-95, near Route 198. After hitting her the vehicle continued to travel north on the interstate. Investigators were able to determine that the vehicle hit the victim by the debris collected from the scene.

The call came from a witness who waited for assistance to arrive. Troopers responded and found Hyppolite to the right of the shoulder in the grassy area with obvious injuries.

Hyppolite was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle that police are searching for is a Freightliner Cascadia between the years of 2008 and 2019. There are two models of the vehicle, a Sleeper Cab (blue) and a Day Cab (white). However, investigators are looking for one of these models and the truck should be missing one whole front headlight assembly.

State Police investigators are asking anyone with information to please come forward by reaching out to the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack at (301) 345-3101.

This investigation is active and ongoing.