Update: Man Identified in Greenbelt Hit-and-Run

Bob Auerbach, a Maryland Green Party candidate, was hit Wednesday evening and died later that night.

Update, 11:01 p.m.: The Maryland Green Party reported that the man who died in the hit-and-run accident in Greenbelt Wednesday was former Maryland Green Party candidate for the US House of Representative in the 5th District—Robert Shipley Auerbach. 

Auerbach, 92, recently ran for office in November, but had run several times before.

Bob was born in New York City in 1919, was active with civil rights and progressive movements his entire life. He worked as a librarian and lived in Greenbelt for the past 50 years.

Original Post: The man struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening off Hanover Parkway has died from his injuries, a spokeswoman for the Greenbelt Police Department said.

According to Kelly Lawson, the driver fled the scene after striking the man near Ora Glen Drive around 6:27 p.m.

Police have not identified the victim who died around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, however, they have identified and recovered the suspect's vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

This is the second pedestrian fatality in Prince George's County in a 12-hour period. The other accident was in Ft. Washington Thursday morning.

Earl Kepler December 14, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I was shocked to learn of Bob's death this morning. I will greatly miss our chats about his peace activities. Truly, a voice for alternative action and always thought provoking, he will be greatly missed. A bright light has been extinguished in our community.
Cynthia Newcomer December 14, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What a loss for our community. Let's all redouble our commitment to peace and justice in honor of Bob and his years of activism. Keeping his family in my thoughts.
Windy Cooler December 14, 2012 at 06:11 PM
My family is very saddened, very deeply saddened, to hear about Bob's death.


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