Man killed on US Route 301 after trying to cross highway on foot

State police said in a news release that Alexandru Dumitru, 32, parked on the shoulder of the ramp from eastbound U.S. Route 50 to U.S. Route 301, where he told people the vehicle was out of gas. A woman and a young child were passengers in the Jeep. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)(AP/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — A man is dead after he tried to cross U.S. Route 301 on foot in the path of an oncoming car Saturday, police say.

The victim has not yet been identified.

The collision occurred just after 9 p.m. Maryland State Police  and reported to the scene after they received calls from motorists about a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Their initial investigation indicated a Chrysler was traveling southbound on U.S. 301, south of Berry Street, in lane two, when the victim reportedly walked into the street into oncoming traffic and was subsequently struck.

They believe alcohol was a factor.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as James William II, 28, of Clinton, Maryland. A boy was also in the car with William.

Lane closures and detours occurred through the night, until just before 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

Below is a map of the area where police say the fatal collision occurred.

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