UPDATE (Sept. 22): Police believe the striking vehicle is a white Ford Explorer SUV with right front-end damage. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected].

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UPDATE (Sept. 19): Police identify victim as William Earl Shaffer, 69, of no fixed address.

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ORIGINAL RELEASE

Howard County police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian overnight in Laurel.

At approximately 10:43 p.m. police were called to the 9600 block of Washington Boulevard (Route 1) for a report that a pedestrian had been struck. The striking vehicle, preliminarily believed to be a Ford Explorer, left the scene prior to the arrival of police.

The pedestrian, an adult male, was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital after transport.

Washington Boulevard was closed in both directions for approximately two and a half hours.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information. Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP or [email protected].

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