JESSUP, Md. (WUSA) -- U.S. Park Police have released the name of the man killed in the soutbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Jessup on Wednesday morning.

USPP officials have identified the man as 51-year-old Andualem Yifredew Melaku of Washington, DC.

According to a USPP spokesperson, a man was struck by a vehicle traveling south on the BW Parkway south of Route 175. The driver stayed at the scene.

Police shut down the entire southbound side of the parkway and diverteddrivers toRoute 175/Annapolis Rd.

USPP officials say the investigation into Melaku's death is ongoing.

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