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A Washington County man died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday night on Longmeadow Road.
Steven Lawrence Herson, 71, was struck by a 2010 Nissan Maxima at about 7 p.m. on Longmeadow Road near Boat America Way, north of Hagerstown, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Herson was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday night.
Deputies said Herson was involved in a “call for service” at 7:11 p.m. on Paradise Drive.
While driving along Longmeadow Road, a deputy found Herson lying on the side of the roadway, just west of the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co. It appeared Herson, who was wearing dark clothing, had been struck by a motor vehicle.
The deputy gave Herson CPR until an ambulance crew arrived and took over.
A witness told investigators they believed a dark sedan struck Herson and left the area.
About 20 minutes after Herson was found, Anthony Lamar Fugate Jr., 18, of Pennsylvania, approached deputies and said he was the driver of the vehicle.
The Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene.
Deputies said the investigation is still in progress.
Adam Hopkins, deputy chief of the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co., said traffic conditions can be dangerous along that section of Longmeadow Road.
During the morning rush hour, motorists waiting to turn onto Longmeadow Road might have to wait five or six minutes before getting a break in traffic.
Hopkins said it’s probably time for traffic-control measures in the area.
“People fly up and down the road,” he said.
The incident marked the third time a pedestrian was killed in that area since November.
Amelia Cesario, 57, died after she was struck by a vehicle Nov. 30 on Boat America Way near the former National Golden Tissue plant in Longmeadow.
On Jan. 3, John Christopher Ramsey, 73, died after he was struck by a vehicle at Northern and Oak Hill avenues in Hagerstown.
Staff writer Dave McMillion contributed to this story