Wrong-way driver declared dead in morning crash
QUEENSTOWN — An early morning motor vehicle collision in Queenstown caused by a wrong-way driver has left one dead, said Cpl. Chuck Gore with Maryland State Police Crash Team.
Gore said at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, a passenger car driving east in the westbound lane of U.S. 50 just east of Arrington Road collided head-on with a tractor trailer.
The driver of the passenger car, who police have preliminarily identified but cannot positively identify at this point in the investigation, was declared dead at the scene.
Gore said after the collision the passenger car caught fire. Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department was the primary responder to the scene, and Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department responded to assist the situation, Jim Alfree with the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services said. The county’s emergency services units responded to the morning crash as well.
Eric Paden of Salisbury, driver of the tractor-trailer, refused receive medical treatment.
Maryland State Police is still investigating the incident, Gore said.