- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - Authorities have released the identity of the National Park Service contractor who died after being struck by a car while mowing along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

U.S. Park Police announced Thursday that 72-year-old Joseph Benjamin Edmonds of Annandale, Virginia, was the contractor who died.

Edmonds worked for Davey Commercial Landscape Service, a contractor for the National Park Service. He had been mowing a median strip when a car traveling north on the parkway struck him Tuesday afternoon.

Edmonds sustained critical injuries and died later that night at a hospital.

Police say the crash is still under investigation.


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