Man dies in crash on Bay Bridge
SANDY POINT — A Queenstown man died in an early morning crash Saturday, April 2, on the Bay Bridge.
Maryland Department of Transportation Authority Police responded to reports of a collision on the U.S. Route 50 east span of the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge at 2:22 a.m., said 1st. Sgt. Jonathan Green, public information officer for MdTA Police.
The crash involved a 2011 Mazda sedan and a 2014 Freightliner box truck, and occurred in the area of the eastern channel, he said.
There were four people in the Mazda; the front seat passenger, later identified as 21-year-old Randy Drake Thrower of Queenstown, was pronounced dead at the scene, Green said.
One of the women in the back seat was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with what appeared to be serious injuries, he said.
The man driving and the other female passenger were taken by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment, Green said. Police thought their injuries were not life-threatening. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Green said the crash was still under investigation, and he did not have a report stating how it happened. Both vehicles were in the right lane on the bridge when police got to the scene. He was able to confirm the damage was to the front of the Mazda and the rear of the truck.
“Indications from the preliminary investigation suggest alcohol, drugs and excessive speed may have been involved,” Green said.
The span was closed following the crash and remained closed for accident reconstruction; it reopened shortly before 7 a.m.