Man, 66, dies in crash on U.S. 50
CHESTER — A Chester man died Thursday morning, Oct. 11, when he was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 50/301. Maryland State Police said pedestrian error was to blame for the fatal crash.
A 2016 Kenworth truck tractor being driven west on Route 50 by Roger Lee Gzym, 44, of Dover, Del., struck James Edward Fresch, 66, who was in the roadway near the intersection of Piney Narrows Road at 5:33 a.m.
Witnesses reported on social media that Fresch was wearing dark clothes, and it was still dark out.
Emergency medical responders pronounced Fresch dead at the scene at 5:41 a.m., police said.
The Maryland State Police CRASH Team and units from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division responded to the scene for the investigation and reconstruction.
The State Highway Administration and State Operations Center assisted with directing traffic. The road was only partially closed with traffic able to pass in open lanes and on the shoulder.