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76-year-old tow truck operator hit and killed while working on side of road in PG County

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 13:34:22-04

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY — Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that killed a tow truck operator working on the side of the road in Prince George’s County.

The victim, identified as 76-year-old Jose Maria Zuniga was taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Prince George’s Medical Center, where he died.

Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation and consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle, who remained at the scene, was taken to the hospital by troopers before being released. The two other passengers in his car were uninjured in the crash.

At about 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to a call of a pedestrian hit on westbound Route 50 at MD 704.

According to a preliminary investigation, Zuniga was picking up a vehicle when he was hit by the mirror of the car.

No arrests have been made at this time in connection of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the College Park Barrack at 301-345-3101.