UPDATE: One dead following Route 50 crash in Berlin

A Seaford man has lost his life following a car crash Thursday night in Berlin, that’s according to Maryland State Police.

Police reports say, MSP from the Berlin Barrack responded to the area of Route 50 and Route 346 around 9 PM. Investigators say witnesses tell them that, 58-year-old Norris Beard Jr. was driving west bond on 50 when for unknown reasons left the roadway causing him to hit a ditch, then overturn. The impact reportedly caused Beard to be ejected from his car. He allegedly wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Troopers say he was taken to Atlantic General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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