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Update: Police locate vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run

Maryland State Police have located the vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred late evening on Nov. 6 in Temple Hills, according to a news release.

Police believe the vehicle involved is a 2004 white Cadillac Escalade, which was located at Route 3 and Route 175 in Gambrills in Anne Arundel County on Sunday afternoon.

The identity of the driver of the vehicle is pending further investigation, according to the release.

Maryland State Police have identified the victim as David Reinerio Pineda Alvarez, 63, of Washington, D.C.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian-involved crash in the area of southbound Branch Avenue and Coventry Way in Temple Hills.

According to a preliminary investigation, Alvarez, a tow truck operator, had arrived on the scene to assist with a vehicle that had a flat tire and was located on the shoulder of the road.

Investigators believe Alvarez exited his vehicle and began walking up the driver side on the shoulder of the road. The suspect Escalade struck the disabled vehicle on the driver side mirror before striking the victim and possibly the tow truck.

The truck, with its flashing yellow lights on, and the disabled vehicle were both on the shoulder at the time of the crash. Alvarez was declared dead at the scene by Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department personnel. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with road closures in the area of the crash.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Forestville Barrack at 301- 568-8101.

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