Authorities Seek Clues In Deadly Hit And Run

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at approximately 0354 hours, Troopers from the
Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision
involving a pedestrian on southbound Maryland Route 5 in the area of Montgomery Lane in Waldorf,
Maryland. Due to the seriousness of the collision, a request was made for the Maryland State Police
CRASH Team to respond and assume the investigation.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the Maryland
State Police CRASH Team indicates Aaron Markeith Rust, (34 yoa), of Waldorf, Maryland was
standing/walking in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle. The striking vehicle fled the scene
after the collision. It was determined that the striking vehicle was a newer model white Ford F-250 or
F-350 Crew Cab with right front headlamp damage. The pedestrian, Mr. Rust was pronounced deceased on the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has information in regards to the striking
vehicle is asked to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200.