DATE: December 31, 2020              

CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On December 30 at 6:11 p.m., officers responded to the area of Western Parkway at Waldorf Market Place for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Shortly after officers and paramedics arrived and attempted life-saving measures, the pedestrian was pronounced deceased. A preliminary investigation showed the pedestrian, Francis Emery Proctor, 63, of Waldorf, was crossing the southbound lanes of Western Parkway when a vehicle being operated by a 20-year-old male from Waldorf struck him. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer D. Spence of the Traffic Operations Unit at (301) 932-3514. The case will be presented to the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office once the investigation has been completed. The investigation is ongoing.

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