St. Mary’s man killed in Tuesday afternoon Waldorf crash
A Lexington Park man was killed after a car parked on the shoulder of Route 5 in Waldorf hit him when the vehicle was struck by another driver Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack, at about 12:48 p.m., Senior Trooper M. Moore with the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division came upon a motor vehicle collision on northbound Route 5 in the area of Legacy Farm Place. The trooper found a man not breathing and began life saving measures with the assistance of an off-duty nurse until paramedics arrived. Troopers from the La Plata barrack responded to assist and investigate the collision. Due to the circumstances, the troopers requested the Maryland State Police Crash Team to assume the investigation.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 2004 Lexus IS 300 was disabled on the right northbound shoulder of the roadway. The operator, Brian K. Smith, 52, of Lexington Park was in front of the vehicle working on the engine. A 2012 Acura MDX, operated by Wendy Moore, 49, of Mechanicsville was heading north on Route 5 and traveled onto the shoulder and collided into the rear of the Lexus. The Lexus then hit Smith who was thrown into a grassy
area adjacent to the shoulder. Wendy Moore was transported by ambulance to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata for the
treatment of minor injuries and later released. Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Sgt. N. Gresko of the La Plata Barrack said further details as to the cause of the accident were unavailable at this time and the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the MSP La Plata Barrack duty officer at 301-392-1200. The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Cpl. J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police Crash Team.