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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Authorities ID drivers killed in wrong-way crash on WB Route 50

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Alcohol may be a factor in a deadly wrong-way crash that killed two people and injured two others along westbound Route 50, the Maryland State Police said. Authorities have identified the drivers killed in the crash.

Troopers were called shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday to Route 50 at the Severn River Bridge after a report of a vehicle traveling east in the westbound lanes of Route 50.

Moments later, a trooper in the area came upon a crash scene at westbound Route 50 and Bay Dale Drive, police said. Three vehicles were involved in the crash.



Anonymous said...

I saw a story on this a few weeks ago. I was really amazed at how often this happens. It is not uncommon at all for people to get on the wrong way of a highway.. But can be very tragic. Almost always happens at night, and usually it's related to tired or impaired drivers.
When I was about 10 years old, we were on vacation and somewhere down around Richmond at about 9 at night on our way back to the hotel.. This was like 50 years ago. But, it was dark, we were in an area unknown to us. There were very poor road signs. And we ended somehow getting on a road exit that was taking us to a highway where we were going to be going the wrong way. Yes, it was our family, and no was impaired.
Luckily a local, lady, was coming onto the ramp slowly, and was able to flash her lights and my dad stopped. She explained the road in that area was a mess, and was glad to help us get turned around, and maybe saved us. She actually turned her car to block the exit, had flares, and all.
Very kind lady. She could've been really rude, but was really nice and helped us.

Anonymous said...

You'd be surprised to learn that this happens in broad daylight in Ocean City streets all the time. Fortunately, the speed limits are far lower.

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Anonymous said...

Likely phone involved. A little bit of sence invoulnerability as well. Most seasoned providers or parents, realize they need to be extra careful for their family.

Anonymous said...

I know your comment was a joke.
A knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy . . . remove freedom from all people in hopes that the tragedy will never ever be repeated.
How sad and pathetic for a person who actually believes it is a proper response to tragedy.

Humans have FREE WILL given to us by our Creator.
Without it, we would absolutely hate life.