One pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car in Waldorf, MD. early Saturday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Around 5:45 a.m., police responded to a crash on Route 228 east of Western Parkway.

Police said the driver of a Buick Regal was in the first left turn lane of Route 228 when Dwayne Thompson from Lovesville, Md. was trying to walk across the median at the same time. For unknown reasons, the victim entered the travel path of the Buick and was struck.

Police have identified the driver of the Buick as Timothy Moreland, of Waldorf.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene by Charles County Emergency Medical Services personnel. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld at this time pending family notification.

Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding this collision is asked to contact the La Plata Barrack Duty Officer at (301) 392-1200. The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Senior Trooper Scarlett of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack.