Woman dies in pedestrian collision in Lanham

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PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – A woman died in a pedestrian collision in Lanham Friday, police say.

Police responded to Martin Luther King Jr. Highway and Forbes Boulevard around 3:30 a.m.

Police say officers found 39-year-old Julie Risal, of Columbia, Maryland, in the roadway.

Risal was taken to the hospital where, officials say, she was pronounced dead several hours later.

The investigation shows Risal was crossing the highway when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver remained on the scene.

Investigators do not believe Risal was in a crosswalk.

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