Laurel High School Student Struck, Killed by Car

A Laurel, Maryland, high school student who was just days shy of his 17th birthday died after he was struck by a car, police say.

Justin Foster was trying to cross the road on Route One at Cyprus Street about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, when he was hit by a Chrysler, police said.

Justin was taken to Prince George's County Hospital Center, where he later died. 

Police said Justin was walking against the signal and the vehicle had the right of way. The driver, who was not hurt, stayed at the scene.

Justin, who was a junior at Laurel High School, would have turned 17 years old on Feb. 28, police said.

Laurel High School Principal Dwayne Jones brought in counselors to help students and teachers deal with Justin's death.

The school had a moment of silence in his honor and Jones also sent home a letter to parents.


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Funeral arrangements for Justin have not been announced.

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