UPDATE — On Dec. 12 at 2:38 p.m., officers assigned to the CCSO Traffic Operations Unit responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and Post Office Road in Waldorf for the report of a serious motor vehicle crash.

Investigation showed the driver of a motorcycle was traveling north on St. Charles Parkway when he struck a Honda Accord which was turning left from southbound St. Charles Parkway into the Smallwood Village shopping center.

Both drivers were transported to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center where the operator of the motorcycle, John Talmage Barnette, 54, of Waldorf was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Honda, a 76-year-old woman from Brandywine, was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Master Corporal J. Hopkins is investigating.


Waldorf, MD – Dec. 12th, 3:13 p.m. – St. Charles Parkway closed Northbound from St. Ignatius to Post Office due to a motor vehicle accident.

Please avoid the area.

More information as it becomes available.