On March 3 at approximately 12:34 p.m., officers responded to the area of Smallwood Drive at St. Nicholas Drive in Waldorf for the report of a single vehicle crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that a passenger car was travelling east on Smallwood Drive West when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a traffic light pole. Colin C. Bipat, 17, of Waldorf and Desmond L. Cooke, 17, of Waldorf, were pronounced deceased on the scene. Another passenger, Caleb F. Marshall, 18, of Waldorf, was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Members of the Traffic Operations Unit responded and are conducting an investigation.

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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 and has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.