Yet another wrong-way, fatal crash on Route 50. 2 Dead

| July 26, 2017
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UPDATE:  Maryland State Police have identified the two fatalities–Christine Parks, 31, of Severn, and Hui Xu, 34, of Herndon, Virginia. Parks was apparently traveling eastbound in the westbound lane in a Hyundai when she hit Xu, operating a Honda Civic, head-on. The impact killed both. Xu’s car spun and was struck by another car injuring two more people, Alexander Kwon and Janet Kim, who were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Police say that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, but will need toxicology reports to confirm.


Maryland State Police are investigating another wrong-way, fatal accident on Route 50. This time, two are dead.  At this time (545am, 7/26/2017) all westbound lanes of Route 50 are closed at Bay Dale Drive. Additionally one eastbound lane is closed as well.

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. today, troopers from the Annapolis Barrack were dispatched to Rt. 50 at the Severn River Bridge after a call was received reporting a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Rt. 50. Moments later, a trooper in the area came upon a crash scene at westbound Rt. 50 and Bay Dale Drive. Three vehicles were involved in the crash.

All lanes of westbound Rt. 50 were closed. Fire and rescue units responded. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. They are believed to be the drivers of two of the vehicles involved. There were no other passengers in their vehicles. The driver and passenger of the third vehicle were both injured and transported to the Anne Arundel County Medical Center for treatment.

Due to the detailed investigation required and the extensive crash scene, all lanes of Rt. 50 at Bay Dale are closed and are expected to remain closed for the next several hours. MD Department of Transportation State Highway Administration personnel are on the scene and are detouring westbound traffic at Cape St. Clair Road.

The cause of the crash has not been confirmed at this time. Troopers from the MD State Police Crash Team are on the scene conducting a detailed reconstruction and investigation. Further details will be provided later today after the initial investigation has been completed and families have been notified.

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