(CHESTER, MD) – State police are investigating a crash which claimed two lives and injured a third last night, after one of the vehicles began traveling in the wrong direction along Route 50 in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.
The deceased driver is identified Sibasish Ghosh, 58, of the 100-block of Overlook Drive of Salisbury, Maryland. He was pronounced dead at Queen Anne’s County Hospital by medical personnel. Ghosh was driving the Mitsubishi Lancer at the time of the crash. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
The deceased passenger is identified Shampa Ghosh, 54, of the 100-block of Overlook Drive of Salisbury, Maryland. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Queen Anne’s County emergency medical personnel. Ghosh was the passenger the Mitsubishi Lancer at the time of the crash. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
The driver of the second vehicle is identified as Richard Shebovsky, 25, with a last known address the 100-block of 1st Street in Chester, Maryland. He was transported by Maryland State Police Aviation Division to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. Shebovsky was driving a Toyota Sienna at the time of the crash.
A preliminary investigation has been conducted by troopers from the Maryland State Police CRASH Team with the assistance of troopers from Centreville Barracks. The investigation indicates that around 7:30 p.m. last night, the Toyota Sienna was traveling in the wrong direction on U. S. Route 50 in the area of the Kent Narrows Bridge. The Sienna continued until it struck a Mitisubishi Lancer head-on, just west of the bridge.
Once troopers from the Centreville Barrack arrived on the scene they observed the Toyota fully engulfed in flames. Queen Anne’s Fire Department was immediately called and responded to handle the fire.
Shebovsky was the sole occupant of the Toyota. Investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision. There has been no determination of vehicle speed at this time.
Due to the severity of the crash, troopers closed eastbound U.S. 50 in the area of the Kent Narrows Bridge. The road was closed for several hours. State Highway Administration personnel assisted with road closures.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack at (410) 758-1101.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.