- The Washington Times - Monday, June 28, 2004

A 9-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car at 4 a.m. yesterday on Indian Head Highway in Prince George’s County.

Authorities say the boy, identified as Chris Moore, was alone when he was struck. He was taken to Fort Washington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials with the Prince George’s County Police Department said the driver who struck the boy stopped and stayed until police arrived on the scene. No charges were filed.

“He wandered out of the house,” said Robert Clark, spokesman for the county police. “The parents were unaware he was out of the house, and it was a very unfortunate situation.”

The reason Chris was outside of the house is under investigation.

“We are uncertain why the child was out of the house and why he attempted darting across the road,” Mr. Clark said. “Our hearts at Prince George’s County Police Department go out to his family.”

Chris, who was rising into fourth grade, attended Fort Washington Forest Elementary School on 1300 Fillmore Road, just blocks from where the accident occurred.

“He was a very intelligent, personable child, and we will truly miss him,” said Margaret A. Stroman, principal at Fort Washington Forest Elementary. “Everyone knew Chris.”

Mrs. Stroman described Chris as an articulate young man.

“He had a great smile that would light up a room,” she said.

The boy lived in the 12800 block of Monroe Avenue in Fort Washington.

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