Salisbury woman killed, baby medevaced in Route 50 head-on collision near Annapolis


The second victim was identified as Robert Skidmore, 66, of Cape St. Clair, Maryland.

Crash on U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday left two people dead.

Laura Ashley Murphy, 22, of Salisbury, was the driver of the black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan involved in the crash.

Two people were killed after a Salisbury woman allegedly drove head-on into another vehicle while traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Route 50 in Annapolis Wednesday.

Police say the driver of the auto that was hit by Murphy's vehicle was trapped in the wreck and extricated from his auto. Authorities received numerous 911 calls about a auto driving west in the eastbound lanes, and then, about a head-on crash. A 14-month-old boy in Murphy's vehicle was flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The Shock Trauma Go Team was flown to the scene to assist in the rescue operation. He was extricated at approximately 4 p.m. and transported via medevac to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced dead by emergency services personnel.

The Jeep traveled across the eastbound lanes, through the grass median, and entered the westbound side of the highway before rolling over and coming to rest on a ramp. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. He was the sole occupant, driving a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV. The driver of the other vehicle was rescued by first responders after being trapped in his vehicle for nearly two hours.

Westbound lanes of Route 50 were shut down until nearly 4:30 p.m., when two lanes were reopened.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Motorists are urged to visit or call 511 for updated traffic advisories.