St. Mary’s man killed in Tues­day af­ter­noon Wal­dorf crash

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU jan­fen­son-comeau@somd­

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.

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