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Woman struck by vehicle on Suitland Parkway dies

Friday - 12/27/2013, 11:57am  ET

WASHINGTON - A woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle on the Suitland Parkway, which closed the Maryland roadway Friday morning.

A vehicle hit a woman as he was crossing the street on inbound Suitland Parkway near the intersection of Forestville Road at about 6 a.m. Officials have not yet released the name of the woman who died.

The driver stayed on the scene. Authorities say the driver had a green light at the time of the crash.

U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker says the area is not safe for pedestrians.

"There's no cross walk so it's very unsafe for pedestrians to cross here; it's very hazardous," Booker says.

The crash closed all lanes of inbound Suitland Parkway at Forestville Road from Route 4/Pennsylvania Avenue. Officials reopened the lanes at about 10:45 a.m.

Officials are investigating the crash and are asking any witnesses to come forward.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story said a man died in the crash. U.S. Park Police later corrected the report to say a woman died. We regret the error.

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