One Killed In Crash On Route 50 In Anne Arundel County

Faith Castro
May 18, 2017

He was flown by state police medevac helicopter to Johns Hopkins, where he is now receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck head-on has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification. He was taken by medevac to an area shock trauma center, where he later died.

Another vehicle was involved in the crash, but that driver was not injured, police said. Stanley was driving a 2016 Nissan 350-Z, which sustained minor damage.

At one point, two helicopters set down on Route 50 including one that carried personnel from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to help with rescue efforts.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said about 4:25 p.m. that two lanes were reopened for westbound traffic, and by 5:30 p.m., all lanes on Route 50 eastbound near the accident were reopened. As troopers dispatched, additional calls were received reporting the crash.

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Murphy was pronounced dead following the accident, while the toddler who was also in that vehicle has been airlifted to Hopkins Pediatric.

As of 4:00 p.m., troopers were still on the scene conducting the investigation and obtaining information. Authorities received numerous 911 calls about a vehicle driving west in the eastbound lanes, and then, about a head-on crash. The driver of the other vehicle was rescued by first responders after being trapped in his vehicle for nearly two hours.

Murphy's vehicle crashed head-on with the Mercedes SUV, which came to rest on the side of the highway in a wooded area.

During the rescue, traffic was routed off of Route 50 eastbound onto Rowe Boulevard and across the Naval Academy Bridge then back onto 50 past the accident scene, said Cpl. It was also not known where Murphy had initially gotten on Route 50, police said.

"The First Lady and I are heartbroken to hear of this fatal crash on Route 50".

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