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Pedestrian struck, killed in Md. Dunkin' Donuts parking lot

A pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Wheaton area Dunkin' Donuts, police said.

Just before 6 a.m., Montgomery County Police officers were called to the scene of the crash in the 12200 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road, authorities said.

They arrived to find a woman had been struck by a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, authorities said.

Police did not immediately identify the woman or detail the circumstances of the crash.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 2, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky , Montgomery , Traffic Accidents  
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I'm sure that in three or six months the police will "detail the circumstances of the crash."

In keeping with current Montgomery and Prince George's County policy.

Oh -- make that 12 months ... or never, if there were no witnesses.

Posted by: kinkysr | April 2, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

That is a very small parking lot, I wonder how can get such a speed to hit and kill someone unless you intentionally gunned the engine and ram someone with it. Anyway wheaton and gelnmont areas are becoming crime magnets.

Posted by: Jim110 | April 2, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

This is really a complaint about general news collection..... Issues are getting lost due to the "not immediately" available information, callbacks, etc. The "press" is not pressing for this information and the public will only know about it because of some footnote in records to be released months from now that might ever be looked at with a critical eye. Do your job... Get a blurb out saying that something happened, but keep looking! Get the full story. Use the magical power of hyperlinks and followup stories and keep pushing! And if there is resistance to the release of information, inform the public about the obstruction! Stop the headlines without substance. This is especially hurtful for local stories that don't have as many outlets to do this work.

Posted by: rose0465 | April 3, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

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