UPDATED: Feb. 4, 2015 10:17 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — After a 38-year-old man was killed and his fiancée injured in a hit-and-run accident as they changed a tire along the BW Parkway Sunday, a 911 tape from that night reveals that an operator told the girl who called, the victim’s daughter, to “stop whining.”
The man who was killed has since been identified as Rick Warrick, of Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Park Police.
Sgt. Lelani Woods says Warrick and his fiancee, 28-year-old Julia Pearce, were struck by the vehicle while they were attempting to change a flat tire of a 2007 maroon Hyundai Sonata.
The operator was having trouble hearing Warrick’s daughter as she tried to provide the specific location along the highway.
“OK, let’s stop whining. OK, let’s stop whining. It’s hard to understand you,” he can be heard saying.
Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, tells WNEW that the operator has been reassigned to a position where he “will not have contact with the public.”
The car that struck Warrick and Pearce fled the scene, traveling north on the parkway.
U.S. Park Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the accident to call 202-610-8737.
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