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Driver in Chillum pedestrian hit-and-run in custody

Sunday - 5/27/2012, 5:45pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A man is in custody following a pedestrian hit-and-run collision Saturday night in Chillum.

Prince George's County Police say an off-duty officer found a man lying in the roadway on Ager Road at East-West Highway around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. The man appeared to have been hit by a car.

The 49-year-old pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.

The driver had fled the scene without stopping.

Sunday morning, around 7:37 a.m., the driver returned to the scene of the collision and contacted police.

Police say the driver is cooperating. Charges against the 60-year-old man are pending further investigation.

Preliminarily, police investigation found the driver was traveling westbound on Ager Road approaching East-West Highway in his 1998 Toyota Corolla when he hit the pedestrian.

Police say the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department at 301-731-4422.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

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