OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s Walk Smart Lifeguard Crab now has a name: Cheswick.
After narrowing submissions to four choices earlier this summer, social media participants of the Maryland State Highway Administration’s crab naming competition selected Cheswick, gathering 4,028 of more than 5,500 votes.
The name was revealed to an audience at Fish Tales on Sept. 1.
In 2012, Matthew Jude Cheswick was attempting to cross Coastal Highway when Diogo Miller Facchini, 30, of Lorton, Va., struck him and drove away. Facchini was intoxicated and was larger charged in the incident.
Since then, Cheswick’s parents have championed the Walk Smart campaign.
Cheswick’s mother, Cecelia Roe, says she was pleased that the public was aware of what happened, and were supportive of this cause.