Man Struck, Killed by Two Cars While Crossing Street

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by two cars overnight in Takoma Park, Md.

The preliminary investigation indicates that 32-year-old Walter Franco-Chinchilla, of Hyattsville, was crossing New Hampshire Avenue just before midnight on Saturday when he was struck by a car, Prince George’s County Police say.

Moments later, according to authorities, Franco-Chinchilla was laying in the roadway when a second car struck him.

Both drivers stayed on the scene.

Investigators believe Franco-Chinchilla was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, and excessive speed does not appear to have been a factor.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-306-5640. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to and submit a tip online.

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