Two 17-year-olds killed when car hits pole in Waldorf

Two Westlake High School students were killed and another injured in a horrible crash Friday afternoon in Waldorf.

A Charles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson said a single car crashed into a pole at the intersection of Smallwood Drive and Nicholas Drive. Colin C. Bipat, 17, of Waldorf and Desmond L. Cooke, 17, of Waldorf, were pronounced dead at the scene and the third victim, Caleb F. Marshall, 18, of Waldorf, was airlifted to a local hospital with injuries. There was no immediate word on his condition.

As a result of the crash, Smallwood Drive West was closed between Mall Circle and St Patrick's for a while on Friday.

Members of the Traffic Operations Unit responded and are conducting an investigation.