Woman hurt in Rt. 50 crash

Record Observer - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

WYE MILLS — An Eas­ton woman had to be cut from her car af­ter she crashed it into a guardrail and a tele­phone pole along U.S. Route 50 west just past the state Route 404 in­ter­sec­tion about 7:15 p.m. Sun­day evening, April 24, ac­cord­ing to Mary­land State Po­lice.

Mer­rie De­lauder, 51, was the only oc­cu­pant in the sil­ver, 2012 Honda Odyssey, said Tfc. R. Is­abelle. She was ex­tri­cated from the car by Queen­stown Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment, he said, then flown by MSP he­li­copter to the Univer­sity of Mary­land Shock Trauma Cen­ter in Bal­ti­more for treat­ment.

Is­abelle said De­lauder was con­scious and talk­ing when she was loaded on the he­li­copter Sun­day night, and Karen Lan­caster, a spokesman for the shock trauma cen­ter, said De­lauder was in fair con­di­tion Mon­day night. Tues­day morn­ing, Lan­caster said De­lauder had been dis­charged.

Dur­ing the crash, De­lauder drove through the yard of Chad and Tif­fany Wayson, where Tif­fany and their son were look­ing for catepil­lars.

“... noth­ing like al­most watch­ing your wife al­most get run over in our own front yard,” Chad Wayson wrote in a post on the Bay Times Face­book page. He said it was just luck De­lauder did not hit any of his chil­dren.

Two other cars were dam­aged by fly­ing de­bris when De­lauder’s car struck the guardrail and tele­phone pole, Is­abelle said. One was sil­ver, E350 Ford van driven by Michael Dawkins, 51, of Beltsville, and the other a black Chevro­let Sub­ur­ban driven by Car­los Sal­vato, 66, of Da­m­as­cus, po­lice said.

Route 50 west was closed be­tween state Route 404 and Md. Route 213 for more than three hours fol­low­ing the crash.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, Is­abelle said.

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