Man dead after three vehicle head on crash in Denton

DENTON, Md. - Police say that one man is dead, after a three vehicle head on crash happened in Denton, on Monday morning.

According to Denton Police, on Monday at 9:42 a.m., officers responded to westbound Shore Highway at Gay Street, for a serious crash. Information was received through the Communications Center that the crash was head on and that there were three vehicles involved.

Investigators say that a 1999 GMC Pickup, driven by 21-year-old Richard Brighton Bean of Greensboro, was traveling east on Shore Highway in the area of Gay Street. The GMC then crossed into westbound Shore Highway, still traveling east.

The GMC reportedly struck the front of a 1999 Ford SUV, operated by 58-year-old Jeffrey Porter of Preston, that was stopped in the turn lane. The GMC then crossed into the path of a Ford 10 wheel dump truck that was being driven by 65-year-old William Peterson of Hurlock, and the dump truck crashed into the GMC, pushing it about 75 yards before coming to rest.

Bean was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS personnel. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Porter was not injured. Peterson was taken for medical treatment to an unknown facility by family members. His condition is not known at this time.

Westbound Shore Highway between Legion Road and Street is still closed at the time of this report to allow for further investigation and for the scene to be cleared.

Denton Police was helped by the Maryland State Police Patrol Division, C.R.A.S.H. investigators and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, the Caroline County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Highway Administration. The investigation is continuing and no charges are expected to be filed.

The Denton Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or events leading up to the crash to call 410-479-1414 or email and refer to case number 1802050011.

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