UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

August 13, 2019
Photo of the possible striking vehicle

photo of the possible striking vehicle

UPDATE – 8/13/2019 @ 9:35 a.m.: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 03:54 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on southbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Montgomery Lane in Waldorf.

Due to the seriousness of the collision, a request was made for the Maryland State Police CRASH Team to respond and assume the investigation.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the Maryland State Police CRASH Team indicates Aaron Markeith Rust, 34, of Waldorf, was standing/walking in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle. The striking vehicle fled the scene after the collision. It was determined that the striking vehicle was a newer model white Ford F-250 or F-350 Crew Cab with right front headlamp damage.

The pedestrian, Mr. Rust was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has information in regards to the striking vehicle is asked to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200.

The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Trooper M. Moorman of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack and Corporal J. Zimmerman of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team (19-MSP-033853)

8/13/2019: Police in Charles County are investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred  on Route 5/Leonardtown Road between Post Office Road and Patchwork Place, in Waldorf.

The motor vehicle accident occurred just after 4:00 a.m.

The victim was described as a male in his 30’s.

Police say the driver took off after striking the man, and have not released a description of the vehicle involved.

Updates will be provided as they become available.


30 Responses to UPDATE: Police Release Name of 34-Year-Old Waldorf Man Killed in Hit and Run

  1. Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Keep legalizing pot.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:03 am

      I’m not standing up for marijuana legalization but how do you know that marijuana was involved????????????

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:13 am

      and the pot correlation is ???????

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:17 am

      What does that have to do with a man being hit by a car?

      • AfroMan on August 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

        Because they both got high!

    • 2bless on August 13, 2019 at 10:37 am

      What legalizing pot got to do with this man tring to cross the street? I read nothing in this report indicating that this individual was on pot. You are the type of individual that knows everything that no one else is reading. Maybe you need to leave pot along and stop making up things that not there. # A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE.

      • The REAL Truth on August 13, 2019 at 11:13 am

        “# A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE”

        You would know after that babble. SMH

        • Cool beans man on August 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm

          Yeah, that was painful.

          If I’m gonna add my 2 cents here, I think the suggestion was that the driver was a pothead, not the pedestrian. But I dont have that victim mentality so I see things a little bit differently…

    • LOL on August 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm

      This is obvious bait. Don’t feed into this pathetic loser of a troll.

      • Not so obvious on August 19, 2019 at 11:36 am

        Says the guy who commented. Can’t make this stuff up.

  2. Charles on August 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    People are constantly back and forth walking down that part of the road and half of them don’t pay attention to their surroundings. I’m not surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

    • Trash on August 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      What a hit and run happen more often… How about not comment at all.

      • DA Poster on August 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        What!?!?

  3. Shawn on August 14, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Wake up people. Time to ban pick up trucks. If we keep producing them, they will continue to be involved in accidents.

    • Ban it all on August 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      And ban people from walking​ down roads

    • Anonymous on August 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      Really are you an idiot

      • Classic on August 15, 2019 at 8:23 am

        Hook. Line. Sinker.

        How are some people so dense they cant see the sarcastic troll job?

      • LOL on August 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

        The only idiot is the one that cannot recognize that this is obvious bait.

  4. Freddie Gray on August 14, 2019 at 8:54 am

    With 2 kids he was on his way home at 4am…must of been working late…not

    • Gray on August 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      No where does it say he was walking home. Isn’t it possible that he was walking to work?

    • Get a life on August 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Dude why does it matter what time he was out. Story is about a driver leaving the scene and a father losing his life. Idiot.

    • Anonymous on August 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Just can’t take that inner judgemental bigot huh? It’s ok, hopefully it’ll be your turn soon.

    • Mary Anne on August 14, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Actually he was coming home from work! You are ignorant an racist

      • Anonymous on August 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm

        How is he racist? Please point out the racist comment in his post.

    • Megan on August 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Who said anything about 2 kids??

  5. Frederick Grey of West Belvedere on August 14, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    When did society become stupid? Its literally as if someone flipped a switch, and instantly people became dumb. How did half of society just decide to replace the word “have” with the word “of”? Mind blowing stuff. You type that out, and look at it, and you think it makes sense. Think about it. Read it slow. Must. Of. Been. Huh?

    Would you say “I thought that cake was delicious, I believe I would like to of another”? Or maybe when people are panhandling for change, you tell them, “sorry, I dont of any cash”…

  6. Charles on August 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Judging by your lack of grammar, you’re the pot calling the kettle black.

  7. Tony on August 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Pot wastes kids.

  8. D. Hood on August 16, 2019 at 1:47 am

    My thoughts and prayers go to the victims loved ones. I am sorry for your loss.