Update, Feb. 28, 10:50 a.m.
Montgomery County police are looking for a Toyota Corolla in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred in Aspen Hill Tuesday night. Police said via Twitter that the car in question is of unknown color and a model from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The car may have damage to its front right corner, possibly to the headlight area.
Family and friends of Marylyn Eres Ali, the woman who was fatally struck as she was crossing Connecticut Avenue sometime between 7 and 8 p.m., held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night along Connecticut Avenue near Everton Street, WTOP reported.
Ali routinely took the L8 Metrobus from Washington, DC, to the bus stop at Connecticut Avenue and Everton Street, usually arriving home around 7 p.m., according to a flier distributed by police. Police are asking for information from any passengers on the L8 bus who might have seen something at this bus stop around the time of the collision.
Original story, Feb. 27
Montgomery County police are searching for the driver who fatally struck a 53-year-old woman while she was crossing Connecticut Avenue Tuesday night.
Emergency responders found Marlyn Eres Ali, of the 3800 block of nearby Elby Street in Wheaton, just off southbound Connecticut Avenue at Everton Street at approximately 8:15 p.m. They transported her to Suburban Hospital where she later died.
According to a police statement, Ali appeared to have been crossing from east to west on Connecticut Avenue at Everton Street. She had crossed the northbound lanes safely but was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes.
Investigators have not confirmed the type of vehicle involved but say it may have front-end damage.
Detectives are requesting that anyone with information contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.
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