A multivehicle accident shut down U.S. 50 on the Eastern Shore in both directions last night, just as the long Labor Day weekend was winding to a close.
The accident, which involved five vehicles, occurred about 9 p.m. in Talbot County, according to state police in Easton. Two helicopters were called to the scene to take four victims to hospitals, police said. Police could not initially say on which side of U.S. 50 the accident had occurred or how many people were injured.
State highway workers set up detours.
U.S. 50 was crowded last night with motorists returning home from oceanside resorts.
On Friday, an Ellicott City man and his son were killed on their way to the beach when their vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck on Route 404 in Queen Anne's County.
Earlier yesterday, a man was killed on Route 32 near Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County when his motorcycle slammed into a guardrail, according to military police.
The man, whom police did not identify pending notification of his family, was westbound on Route 32 when the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m., according to a military police spokesman.