Newburg man fatally struck on U.S. 301
Police say a Newburg man was struck and killed by a vehicle in La Plata on Sunday evening.
Lawrence William Ve- lozo, 37, had reportedly been either sitting or lying in the roadway of U.S. 301 when he was hit by a sports utility vehi- cle, according to a news release. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
Around 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, deputies of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to U.S. 301 near Shining Willow Way
in La Plata for a reported accident involving a pe- destrian, police reported.
Preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle had been traveling in the left northbound lane of U.S. 301 when it struck Velozo, and police say it remains unclear why Velozo was in the road.
The traffic operations unit is continuing to investigate the accident. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Cpl. K. Syvertsen at 301932-3056.