Md. driver runs from police, killed in crash

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 48-year-old Maryland man was killed late Wednesday when he drove his car into a tree after fleeing police.

It happened at 11:15 p.m. in the area of Smallwood Drive and Barrington Road in Waldorf, Md., police say. While sitting stationary at the intersection, a Maryland State Police trooper observed a white Nissan Altima traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Smallwood Drive.

The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Carrington Center, located at 335 Smallwood Drive, police say.

The vehicle pulled into the parking lot, failed to stop and re-entered eastbound Smallwood Drive. The vehicle failed to stop at the red traffic signal at Smallwood Drive. at St. Charles Parkway and traveled through the intersection striking a tree.

The driver, identified as Gerard V. Hall, of Waldorf, was transported to Charles County Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Hall's driver's license was revoked, and he had an alcohol restriction requiring an ignition interlock system.

This incident is currently still under investigation and any witnesses are urged to contact Corporal Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police C.R.A.S.H team, at 301-392-1231.


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