(MD)(01-14-2021) Greenbelt Police Officer Dies from Struck-by-Vehicle Injuries on 1-2-2021

(MD)(LODD) GREENBELT - Maryland police officer dies after being struck by a car

Officer Christine Peters, 49, died Thursday from injuries suffered 12 days earlier when she was struck by a car while working a traffic accident scene outside Washington, authorities said.

The night of Jan. 2, she responded to a radio call about a traffic accident along Edmonston Road. She arrived and found a vehicle that had left the road. The spot was just outside Greenbelt city limits, but Peters stayed to help.

“A call went out and she was nearby and she responded to it,” Mathews said.

While on foot at the scene, Peters was struck by a passing vehicle. That driver stayed at the scene, officials said. The case is being investigated by the U.S. Park Police with assistance from the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland, according to a Park Police spokeswoman. She declined to provide additional details.

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