2 people killed in Waldorf crash overnight Saturday

Two people are dead following a crash in Waldorf, Maryland, after a driver ran a red light overnight Saturday, according to authorities.

Maryland State Police said that troopers from the La Plata Barrack responded to a “serious motor vehicle collision” around 1 a.m. on U.S. Route 301 in the area of St. Patrick’s Drive.

At the scene, they found two vehicles involved in the crash — one driven by Taje Gabrielle Berg, 25, of Waldorf, and another by Bekaye Diakite, 42, also of Waldorf. Both drivers were taken to nearby hospitals where they were pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation by police found that Berg was traveling south on Route 301 when she failed to stop at a red light and entered the intersection.

At the same time, Diakite was making a left on a green light from St. Patricks Drive onto northbound Route 301.

That’s when Berg’s vehicle collided into the driver side Diakite’s car, according to police.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to call 301-392-1231.

Below is the area where the crash took place:

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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