The Star Democrat
Pedestrian struck, killed on New Year’s Day
GRASONVILLE — Queen Anne’s County experienced its first death of the new year shortly after midnight Jan. 1 — a pedestrian fatality.
Maryland State Police responded to U.S. Route 50/301 west at Chester River Bridge Road at 12:18 a.m. New Year’s Day for reports of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Police said a 2016 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer struck Thi Thanh Hang Tran, 40, of Fruitland, who was on foot in the center lane of the three-lane highway. Emergency medical services responders declared Tran dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor trailer remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded. Maryland State Highway Administration assisted with the closure and detour of U.S. Route 50/301 west. The road was closed for about four and a half hours.
Police did not release the identity of the tractor trailer driver or give any reason for Tran being in the middle of the highway.