WASHINGTON — A vital track by Prince George’s County, Maryland, was sealed for hours on New Year’s Day after a male was struck and killed by a Metro Transit Police Department vehicle.
Just before 1 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police pronounced Officer Gary L. Bottalico, with Metro police’s K-9 unit, was pushing northbound on Route 301 when, at Chadds Ford Drive in Brandywine, he strike a male walking opposite a highway.
Bottalico was off-duty during a time though was pushing a marked, agency-issued car on his approach to work, state military said. He was not harmed in a collision.
It’s misleading given a male was channel a highway into approaching trade during a time, and military have pronounced a pile-up is being investigated as “pedestrian error.” He died during a stage and has still not been identified given he did not have any ID with him, state military said.
Bottalico has been placed on slight executive paid leave.
Police reopened a highway a small after 5 p.m. after restraint trade for several hours while questioning a crash. State military are seeking any witnesses to call a Forestville Barrack during 301-568-8101.
See a map of a area where a pile-up happened below:
WTOP’s Megan Cloherty and Teta Alim contributed to this report.
This story was initial published during 2:33 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2018. It has given been updated with a latest information.
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