A pedestrian trying to cross the northbound lanes of Crain Highway (Route 301) in Waldorf, Maryland was struck and killed by a car this morning, causing the northbound lanes of Crain Highway to be backed up for miles. The driver of the striking vehicle stayed at the scene. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash occurred on Route 301 just north of Pierce Road near the Sherman Williams store. Traffic delays lasted for hours as authorities continued their investigation of this tragic accident.
We have reported on the growing number of pedestrian deaths in our area for several years now. Because of the increased volume of traffic on our highways as Maryland roadways become more and more congested as more and more people move to our area, we urge our readers to use extra care when crossing our busy roads, streets and highways.