A pedestrian was fatally struck while crossing the southbound lanes of Route 301 in Charles County, Md. early Wednesday morning.

Police said the victim, an adult man, was hit by a car shortly before 2 a.m. on Route 301 near Vernon Road in Waldorf. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the crash site. The incident remains under investigation, but authorities believe the pedestrian was at fault.