COLLEGE PARK – A 21-year-old woman is dead after a vehicle hit her Sunday morning, according to police.
Just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, units from the Prince George's County Fire Department and police went to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Hopkins Avenue for reports of a pedestrian accident.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel located 21-year-old Janelle Marie Oni of Billson Road in Randallstown. Prince George's County Fire Department paramedics pronounced Oni dead on the scene.
"Oni was crossing Baltimore Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle,” said police spokesperson Cpl. Maria McKinney. “Oni was not a student at the University of Maryland. She was here with friends when the incident occurred.
McKinney said the vehicle which struck Oni did not stop, but patrol units stopped it near the entrance to the Capital Beltway and arrested the driver.
The police identified the driver as 33-year-old Jacky Luangraj of the 7600 block of Well Street in Manassas, Va.
According to police, Luangraj is facing 13 charges including negligent automobile homicide, driving under the influence and reckless endangerment. At the time of his arrest, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. He was not hurt in the crash
Officer Harry Bond said Oni was the third person killed crossing Baltimore Avenue this year.
In April, a University of Maryland senior Carlos Pacanins, 23, died after he was struck by a car on Baltimore Avenue between Knox Road and Hopkins Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the hospital by doctors.
On Jan.17, a University of Maryland student, 22 year-old Cory Hubbard was crossing Baltimore Avenue near Knox Road when he was hit and killed. He also was pronounced dead at the hospital by doctors.
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