At approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Maryland State Police responded to southbound I-495 north of Route 4 to investigate a collision involving a pedestrian. At the scene, troopers located a 79-year-old male lying in the roadway.
Medics pronounced the victim deceased on scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed the man was attempting to cross the southbound lanes, when he was struck by a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus. The driver immediately pulled to the right shoulder, assessed the victim’s condition and called 911.
Three of the four lanes of I-495 for several hours after the incident took place. The bus was empty at the time of the collision, according to the report.
The victim has been identified as James Albert Gibson of Upper Marlboro. It was later revealed that Gibson had been reported missing prior to the collision by Prince George’s County Police.