Waldorf man killed after being struck on Route 301

News Release- Maryland State Police

Upper Marlboro, Maryland– Maryland State Police have identified the deceased Waldorf man stuck and killed in an early morning, pedestrian collision that occurred on Maryland Route 301 (Crain Highway) at Rosaryville Road in Prince George’s County on Sunday.

On scene investigation with troopers from the Forestville Barrack, members of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed that Just before 5 AM Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, Adrian Harris, 26, of Waldorf, Maryland was walking southbound in the left travel lane of Crain Highway in the area of Roasaryville Road with his back to traffic when he was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze that was also traveling southbound. The driver of the Chevrolet, Lewis Walker, 24, of Waldorf stated that he believed he struck a deer in the roadway and pulled off in a safe area a short distance from the scene of the collision, where he activated the OnStar Services feature on his vehicle to report the collision. Lewis declined to have emergency services respond to the scene as he thought it was only a property damage collision with an animal.

At approximately 0538 hours, the MSP Forestville Barrack received a call regarding a person lying in the center median in the area of Southbound US Route 301 at Rosarvyille Road. Upon arrival on scene, the troopers located the body of Harris laying partially in the grass median. Prince George’s County EMS responded to the scene and pronounced Harris deceased at the scene.

Troopers located the Chevrolet Cruze driven by Walker a short distance away with front end and windshield damage. The Chevrolet was also occupied by the driver’s mother, Dorothy Jones, 56, of Waldorf. Both Walker and Jones cooperated with troopers during the investigation and there were no indications of impairment by alcohol or drugs from either.

A portion of southbound US Route 301 between Rosaryville Road and Frank Tippett Road remained closed for several hours for the investigation. The Maryland State Police CRASH Team, Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, and Prince George’s County Fire/ EMS Department assisted with the lane closure and on-scene investigation. The investigation into the early morning collision is ongoing.

Citizens are reminded that Maryland law requires that anytime a driver is involved in a personal injury or property damage collision, the driver is required to remain at the scene and notify law enforcement officials. Additionally pedestrians should be sure to wear clothing or other accessories that are brightly colored or reflective for safety, especially when walking or running along roadways during hours of darkness and follow all pedestrian traffic laws.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.