Friday, November 3, 2017

Takoma Park man killed by neighbor in crash on Larch Avenue

A Takoma Park man died after being struck crossing New Hampshire Avenue on Larch Avenue around 7:49 PM on Wednesday, November 1. James Sexton Byrne, 79, of Lockney Avenue, was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Byrne was walking east across New Hampshire when a neighbor, Starlington Windel Simms, 72, also of Lockney Avenue, allegedly struck him with his 2004 Cadillac Escalade. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision, and are seeking help from any witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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