Date and Time: 07/31/2016 at 0806 Hrs
Vehicle(s): Vehicle #1 2001 White Chevy Md. Registration 26L702
Driver: Mervin Louise Martin DOB 09/21/1946 from Pittsville, Md
Victim(s)/ Injuries: Driver pronounced at scene.
Vehicle(s): Vehicle #2 Tractor Trailer
Driver: Russell K. Morrison DOB 12/24/1957 from Fayetteville, Pa.
Not injured in collision
On 7/31/2016 at approximately 0806 Hrs, Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision in the area of US 50 E/B @ Rt 589, Worcester County, Maryland.
The preliminary investigation indicates the 2001 white Chevy operated by Mervin Louis Martin of Pittsville, Md. was traveling E/B Rt. 50 @ the intersection of Rt. 589. Evidence and witness statements indicate that the driver left the left side roadway, struck a ditch and then reentered the roadway striking a tractor trailer that was making a left turn from Rt. 589 onto E/B Rt. 50. The tractor trailer was driven by Russell K Morrison from Fayetteville, Pa. Morrison was not injured in the collision.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Notification has been made to the family by Maryland State Police. The deceased has been sent to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
US 50 W/B was closed for several hours while troopers investigated the incident. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Berlin Fire and Police departments and Maryland State Highway administration assisted with the incident.