UPDATE: Route 50 Reopened after crash; Investigation ongoing
According to the Maryland State Police, U.S. Route 50 at Naylor Mill Road has been reopened following the five hour investigation and clean-up of a three car crash that happened early Thursday morning.
Officials say that a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 was being driven by 75-year-old David Geist of Reading, PA heading east in the westbound lanes of the US Route 50 Bypass, when it struck a 2017 Chevrolet Trax being driven by 21-year-old Kelly Lee McKinley of Ocean City, MD.
According to the report, the Toyota then struck a Frieghtliner truck tractor pulling double trailers, which caused the Toyota to careen off the truck and strike the guardrails next to the left shoulder of the road before coming to a stop. Police say the Chevrolet continued into one of the trailers being towed by the Freightliner before coming to a stop.
Geist and McKinney were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by Hebron EMS and their condition is unknown at this time.
The driver of the Frieghtliner, 42-year-old Maurice Lamont Johnson of Westover, MD was not transported from the scene with injuries.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Maryland State Highway Administration, Hebron Fire Department, the Maryland State Police Crash Team and CVED units, and the Wicomico County Sheriffs' Office.
6:12 AM –Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that has caused a road closure in Salisbury.
Investigators say around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday morning, they responded to a call about a motor vehicle collision. Police say the accident happened in the area of US Route 50 Bypass near Naylor Mill Road.
Authorities are reporting serious injuries. All travel lanes are closed at this time.
An investigation is ongoing.
The road closure is maintained by State Highway Administration.