WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 48-year-old Maryland man was killed late Wednesday when he drove his car into a tree after fleeing police.
It happened at 11:15 p.m. in the area of Smallwood Drive and Barrington Road in Waldorf, Md., police say. While sitting stationary at the intersection, a Maryland State Police trooper observed a white Nissan Altima traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Smallwood Drive.
The trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Carrington Center, located at 335 Smallwood Drive, police say.
The vehicle pulled into the parking lot, failed to stop and re-entered eastbound Smallwood Drive. The vehicle failed to stop at the red traffic signal at Smallwood Drive. at St. Charles Parkway and traveled through the intersection striking a tree.