Police are investigating a hit and run accident that left a pedestrian dead in Waldorf on Tuesday morning.

According to a release from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, around 1:52 a.m., officers responded to Piney Church Road at Poston Drive in Waldorf for the report of a man lying on the side of the street. When officers arrived, they discovered the man was dead, having apparently been struck by a vehicle.

A preliminary investigation showed the victim was walking on Piney Church Road when he was struck by a car that investigators are still trying to identify. The driver fled the scene. The victim has been identified as Tiron Dante Buckner, 29, of Waldorf. It wasn’t immediately clear how long Buckner had been dead.

Members of the Traffic Operations Unit responded and are handling the investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the CCSO at 301-932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Crime Solvers is offering up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the identity of the driver.

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