Pedestrian killed in Fort Washington by driver sleeping at wheel

A 46-year-old man was struck by a car and killed in Fort Washington early Thursday morning when a driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove onto the sidewalk.

The man, identified as Terraine Saunders of the 9100 block of Little Stone Drive in Fort Washington, was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.

According to police, Mr. Saunders was walking on the sidewalk on the 9200 block of Livingston Road. At about 6:30 a.m., a man driving a green Subaru traveling on Livingston Road dozed behind the wheel. The vehicle left the roadway, jumped the curb and hit the man on the sidewalk. A woman was also on the sidewalk, but was unharmed.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and police said he is being cooperative. Police do not believe speed, alcohol or drugs are factors in this incident.

Police have not released any information about the driver.

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