“William Lewis Bowen 3rd Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on US Route 301 in White Plains”

By | August 6, 2023



Maryland State Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The victim, identified as William Lewis Bowen 3rd, was walking on US Route 301 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward. Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported

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WHITE PLAINS, Md – On Saturday, August 05, 2023, at approximately 0851 hours, Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) north of Rhodes Way for a report of a body off the roadway in a ditch. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to take over the investigation.

A preliminary inquiry conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack and the MSP CRASH Team suggests that a pedestrian, identified as William Lewis Bowen 3rd (35 years old) from Waldorf, Maryland, was walking on the northbound lane of United States Route 301, north of Rhodes Way in White Plains, Maryland. Mr. Bowen was struck by an unknown vehicle that then fled the scene. Investigators believe the collision happened between 2353 hours on August 4, 2023, and 0851 hours on August 5, 2023. Mr. Bowen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has information about the unidentified vehicle, which may have windshield damage, is urged to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack Duty Officer at 301-392-1200 or Sergeant J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at (301) 392-1231. The investigation is still ongoing. (23-MSP-027693)