UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed 24-Year-Old Woman in Waldorf

August 16, 2021

UPDATE 8/16/2021 @ 2:10 p.m.: On Sunday, August 15, 2021, at approximately 11:56 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Cherrywood Place in Waldorf for the report of a single-car crash.

Upon arrival, officers found the driver inside the car and unresponsive, she was pronounced deceased on the scene.

A preliminary investigation revealed Elizabeth Joy Seh Musaga, 24, of Columbia, was driving Eastbound on Poplar Hill Road in the area of Cherrywood Place when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. During the time of the accident, the roadways were wet from heavy rain.

Officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit are investigating. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information related to the investigation is asked to contact Cpl. D. Spence at 301-932-3514.

The investigation is ongoing.

8/15/2021: On Sunday, August 15, 2021, at 12:00 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road and Metro Gun Place in Waldorf, for the reported motor vehicle collision with injuries.

A short time later, the assignment was upgraded to a motor vehicle collision with entrapment.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway into a ditch and confirmed one victim trapped.

Firefighters pronounced the single occupant deceased on the scene a few minutes after their arrival.

Police responded to the scene to conduct traffic reconstruction.

Updates will be provided when they become available.