Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008

Pedestrian fatally hit in Wheaton

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Mario Jose Aybar of the 1100 block of University Blvd. W. was crossing northbound Georgia Avenue in the 11200 block of Georgia Avenue at Reedie Drive around 7:46 a.m. when a black 2003 Ford F-450 hit him.

The driver, Jonathan I. Cruz, of Wheaton, remained at the scene and was not injured. The victim was taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda where he died.

Northbound Georgia Avenue was closed until about 1 p.m., according to Officer Tenesha Jensen, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County Police.

Jensen said police did not know the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are asking anyone who witnessed the collision and have not spoken with investigators to contact them at 301-840-2435.