At approximately 2:45 am, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 51-year-old Walter McLaughlin was crossing in the middle of the block in the 3700 block of Hayes Street, NE. It was at this time that a vehicle traveling westbound in the 3700 block of Hayes Street reportedly struck the man and fled the scene. Mr. McLaughlin was taken to the Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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The vehicle in this case is believed to be a silver or grey colored vehicle with front-end damage.
The case is under investigation by members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099, or the DC Crime Solvers Unit at 1 (800) 673-2777. All calls to Crime Solvers are confidential and a caller need not give their name. If the information provided by the caller leads to an arrest and indictment in this case, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.