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Police identify man killed jogging on across crosswalk in North Bethesda

A 74-year-old jogger was killed at a crosswalk on the Bethesda Trolley Trail on Tuckerman Lane on Thursday.

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — Editor's Note: The video above originally aired in February 2022.

Montgomery County Police Department identified a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Bethesda Thursday at the Bethesda Trolley Trail crossing on Tuckerman Lane

MCPD says the man killed is Eric Frank Grosse Jr., 74, of Rockville.

According to police, officers from the Bethesda district and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Tuckerman Lane and Kings Riding Way at around 10 a.m. Thursday. 

Investigators believe that Grosse had been jogging southbound on Tuckerman Lane when he was struck by a driver heading westbound on Tuckerman Lane. The driver, who police say was operating a 2019 Subaru Forester, struck Grosse in a crosswalk. 

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Police say the crosswalk has a "push-to-activate pedestrian signal." Investigators are working to determine "whether the signal was activated."

MCPD says the driver of the Subaru remained at the scene following the collision. Grosse was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Police said the Subaru driver is a man but did not identify him. 

This isn't the first time a pedestrian was killed at Tuckerman Lane and Kings Riding Way. Jennifer DiMauro was killed by injuries she sustained after a car struck her on July 20, 2019, at the same intersection.

MCPD's Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate this case and asks anyone with information to call 240-773-6620.

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