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Police Search for Garbage Truck After Hit-and-Run Kills Woman in Maryland

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    Police believe a trash truck was involved in a crash that killed a woman Tuesday in Prince George's County. Investigators believe the driver may not have known they hit anyone. News4's Chris Gordon reports. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016)

    Investigators are seeking a garbage truck driver in Prince George's County after a crash near the Beltway early Tuesday killed a woman. 

    Ghada Seifel-Din Ahmed, 37, died after a crash about 7:15 a.m. in Forestville, Maryland, police said. 

    Ahmed had just exited southbound from the Beltway onto Pennsylvania Avenue when she crashed with a garbage truck, police said. The crash forced her to slam head on into a sign pole. Investigators believe the garbage truck driver may have hit Ahmed's truck without realizing it.

    "We believe at this time, due to the size of the vehicle that was involved, the driver may not have known that contact was made," Officer Tyler Hunter said.

    Police are seeking a green or blue garbage truck with red lettering, with damage to the passenger side.

    It was not immediately clear if the driver could face criminal charges in the death of the Upper Marlboro woman.

    Police are asking anyone who saw the crash to call investigators.

    "If you are made aware of it later, just please come forward and contact us," Cpl. Harry Bond said. "If there are any witnesses who saw the accident or have seen the vehicle since then and noticed the damage on the passenger side, please come forward and contact us."

    The ramp from the inner loop of the Beltway to Route 4 southbound was closed in the wake of the crash.