HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) - Maryland State Police Troopers say they are investigating a car crash that left one pedestrian dead Thursday.
According to police, Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barrack responded to a call just before 8:30 in the morning on Thursday, May 2. The single vehicle crash was reported from the 8700 block of Downsville Pike and involved a pedestrian.
Preliminary investigation shows that a 2011 Volkswagen Sedan driven by Mohamed A. Majeed, 49, of Fairplay, MD was headed north on Downsville Pike when he struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was identified as Elinor S. McLeod, 81, of Williamsport, MD. Police say Majeed couldn't avoid hitting McLeod. The woman was walking her dog across the roadway and traveled into the path of Majeed's car, police say. Majeed reportedly stopped his vehicle as soon as the collision took place and he called 911 and remained at the scene.
Speed and negligence aren't believed to be a factor, police say. Additionally, it was determined that Majeed was not under the influence of any alcohol or drugs, police say. Officials say no charges are being pursued at this time.