A preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 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, and Desmond L. Cooke, 17, both 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.
UPDATE 3/3/2017 @ 1:40 p.m.: Emergency personnel have confirmed there are two fatalities at the scene and an 18-year-old male is being transported by helicopter to an area trauma center.
3/3/3017: Police, fire, and rescue personnel responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in Waldorf.
Smallwood Drive West is closed between Mall Circle and St Patrick’s Drive will be shut down for approximately 2 hours.
Details will be provided as they become available.