Akil Ross, 33, Killed in Hyattsville Hit and Run

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    News4's Shomari Stone spoke with the family of a 33-year-old man who was struck and killed on a Hyattsville street last month. (Published Monday, Dec 2, 2013)

    Police say a 33-year-old Maryland father of two may have been struck twice while crossing a Hyattsville street last month.

    Police were called to the 7200 block of Landover Road near Pinebrook Avenue around 9 p.m. Nov. 22.

    Police Seek Hit And Run Driver in Hyattsville

    [DC] Police Seek Hit And Run Driver in Hyattsville
    Prince George’s Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who initially struck a pedestrian in the 7200 block of Landover Rd. in Hyattsville. (Published Saturday, Nov 23, 2013)

    The pedestrian, identified as 33-year-old Adelphi, Md., resident Akil Anthony Ross, was then hit by several other cars, including that of an off-duty officer, who stayed on the scene. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    "He has two kids that now won't be able to do things with their father," his fiancee Keana Brown said.
    Family members told News4 they're not sure why Ross, an auto mechanic, was in the area in the first place.

    "I'm very saddened and upset," Ross' grandmother Esther Drakes said. "I grieve a lot."