Pedestrian fatally struck on one of DMV’s deadliest roads

(PHOTO: Prince George's Co. Police)

PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – A 24-year-old woman was fatally struck in a collision on a Prince George’s County highway Thursday morning, police say.

Samira Jenkins was crossing Inidan Head Highway around 5:45 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle and died at the scene from her injuries, Prince George’s County Police say.

An investigation shows Jenkins was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision, and police are trying to figure out if she had the right of way.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Indian Head Highway has a reputation of being one of the most dangerous roads in the DMV. Since its opening in 2007, there have been 61 traffic fatalities on the roadway.

During a two-month period last year, police cited 3,568 drivers for unsafe driving practices on the highway, the AAA says.

Police ask anyone who witnessed this pedestrian collision to call 301-731-4422.