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Posted at 4:03 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Teenager struck by vehicle identified

By Matt Zapotosky
Matt Zapotosky

Police have identified the teenager fatally struck by an SUV Tuesday night as he and two friends were running across the street in the Landover area as Wayne Cuffy, authorities said.

Police found Cuffy after they were called to the intersection of Landover Road and Dodge Park Road about 7 p.m., authorities said. Investigators believe he and two friends were running across a crosswalk as the "Don't Walk" signal flashed, and the he was struck by a Ford Expedition, authorities said.

The driver stayed at the scene.

By Matt Zapotosky  | January 19, 2011; 4:03 PM ET
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This entry is sharing incomplete information that may lead readers to conclude the pedestrian was at-fault. He may well have been at-fault, if he stepped into the crosswalk AFTER the Flashing Don't Walk started. However, if he was already in the crosswalk BEFORE the Flashing Don't Walk started, then he was in the crosswalk legally, and the driver who struck him is at fault. I hope a follow-up entry is posted here to clarify whose fault this was once the investigation is complete.

Posted by: GreenMeansGo | January 20, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

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