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ACPD Seeking Information on Hit-and-Run Truck

by ARLnow.com — September 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm 3,595 8 Comments

Arlington County Police think that a delivery truck may have been the vehicle that struck and killed 23-year-old Zorigoo Munkhbayar on Friday.

Munkhbayar was walking on Route 50 early Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle near the N. Rhodes Street ramp. By the time someone saw Munkhbayar’s body laying in the roadway and called police, the Arlington resident was already dead.

Today police revealed that they believe a 2005-2007 Mitsubishi delivery truck was the striking vehicle. Police say the truck “would have noticeable damage to the front passenger side and passenger side grill/headlight.”

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in solving the crime.

“Police ask that anyone who may have seen a man walking on eastbound Route 50, or witnessed the accident, contact Detective Paul Marseilles at (703) 228-4237,” police said in a statement. “Detective Marseilles can also be reached via e-mail at pmarseilles@arlingtonva.us.”

The above photo, provided by the Arlington County Police Department, shows a truck similar to the model suspected of hitting Munkhbayar. See more photos here.

  • Lou

    White box truck. 2002 redux.

    • DudeInBrownFlipFlops

      Agreed. Although “2005-2007 Mitsubishi delivery truck” seems a little specific. Maybe they have something else to go on… Tire tracks? Grainy video from a near by gas station? I hope they find this guy.

      • FrenchyB

        That’s my thought too – either security or traffic cameras nearby.

  • So sad

    Probably a piece of grill or headlight with part number on it.

  • charlie

    brings chills to deal with white vans again.

  • ArlForester

    The driver should turn himself in. All he’s looking at is a few months of a suspended license and some community service. That’s what Arlington does to drivers who kill people. His sentence might even be lighter since he didn’t also kill a dog.

    • CW

      Have you ever ridden in one of those things? It’s completely possible, especially on a bumpy road, that the driver may not have felt anything out of the ordinary. If the cops have reason to believe he hit the far side, the impact could have been made with the corner and hardly been noticed. Who knows how much damage there was to the truck; delivery trucks are often pretty beat up to begin with. Not saying that this is the case, just that it’s a possibility.

      • Tabby

        That is true, CW.

        And the delivery truck theory indicates that it probably was not an intoxicated driver scared to pull over but someone (probably sober) working a shift.

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