Update from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On December 2, at 12:51 p.m., officers responded to the area of Poplar Hill Road near Bell Flower Place in Waldorf for the report of a crash.

A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a Mercury Mountaineer, operated by a 66-year-old male, was northbound on Poplar Hill Road when the vehicles in front of him began to brake. The driver applied brakes but started to slide and swerved left, striking a motorcycle that was southbound on Poplar Hill Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, Thomas Jaycox, 50, of Waldorf was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the SUV was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The crash is being investigated by members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit who will review their findings with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.

WALDORF, Md. – Dec. 2, around 12:56 p.m., crews responded to Poplar Hill Road and Bell Flower Place, Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV. Reports say the motorcycle operator was found unconscious and in critical condition at the scene of the crash. Scanner activity indicates that medics are performing CPR en route to an area hospital. The operator of the SUV was reportedly uninjured from the crash.