Police identify pedestrian struck, killed by sheriff’s deputy in Charles County

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a deputy’s vehicle in Waldorf, Maryland, early Wednesday morning.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office identified the pedestrian as Gregory Keith Roland, 57, of Waldorf. He was walking in the travel portion of the roadway in the 3600 block of Crain Highway, which is also known as Route 301, at around 4 a.m. on June 21 when an on-duty officer struck him, authorities said.

The officer tried to render first aid until the paramedics arrived, according to the sheriff’s office. However, authorities said Roland was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is an unfortunate incident on many levels and the accident is being investigated,” Sheriff Troy Berry said in a news release.

A map of the area where the deadly crash happened is below.

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Kate Corliss

Kate Corliss is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. She is a senior studying journalism at American University and serves as the Campus Life Editor for the student newspaper, The Eagle. Before joining WTOP, she covered local Connecticut news at the Rivereast News Bulletin and reported on Congress

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