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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2010
Route 50 was closed at Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County for three to four hours Sunday evening while hazmat crews cleaned up a spill from a leaking tanker-truck, an Anne Arundel County fire spokesman said. A truck driver from New Jersey noticed a vapor cloud coming from his vehicle and called for help at about 5:04 p.m., said the spokesman, Capt. James Rostek. Medics treated the 50-year-old driver for inhalation and took him to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for potential hyperbaric therapy, Rostek said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Lane closures on eastbound Route 50 in Annapolis that began Tuesday night for repairs to a partially-collapsed drain pipe beneath the roadway will continue Thursday, according to the State Highway Administration. Planned closures on Wednesday night have been delayed due to expected thunderstorms in the area. The collapse caused a sinkhole to form in the roadway in June, but was only addressed with a temporary fix at the time. The work ahead will include full closures of the eastbound highway near the exit for Aris T. Allen Boulevard, the SHA said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
An early morning accident Monday on Route 50 near Parole claimed the life of a 33-year-old driver. Brian Scott Jonelis of Annapolis died at the scene of the accident, police said. Maryland State Police responded to the crash at 12:45 a.m. The victim, who was driving a GMC truck eastbound on Route 50, struck the guard rail as he attempted to exit on the ramp to Route 450, The truck turned over several times and the driver and a woman passenger were both ejected. The driver's legs were pinned under the truck, when it caught fire.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Traffic was brought to a standstill on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and two people — including a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer — were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center following a two-vehicle crash on Kent Island on Wednesday. The crash occurred about a half-mile east of the bridge when a vehicle traveling east on Route 50 veered off the highway and crashed into a patrol vehicle that was parked in a crossover area between the eastbound and westbound lanes, said Lt. Kevin Ayd, a MdTA spokesman.
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By Joe Burris and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
All lanes are open on westbound Route 50 after an early Thursday morning incident involving a truck spill on the roadway near Baydale Drive stalled traffic for nearly four hours, according to the State Highway Administration. Around 9:25 a.m., SHA spokesman Dave Buck said that the incident, which according to Anne Arundel Fire Department officials occurred around 5:30 a.m., had been cleared, with the wrecked vehicle being escorted along the shoulder by State Police. Emergency personnel with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department first responded to the scene and found the truck overturned and the driver, a 50-year-old man, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, said Division Chief Keith Swindle, a department spokesman.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
A 38-year-old man was killed when his van struck a tractor-trailer in Annapolis late Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. The driver, identified as Michael Lee Sampson, was eastbound on MD 50 near exit 22 at about 11:40 p.m. when he rear-ended a freightliner, according to police. He had to be extricated from the van and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. Another serious crash on MD 50 just a couple hours before, involving multiple vehicles and a tractor-trailer, sent four people to local hospitals, with one man also flown to Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
One person died and another was injured in a two-car crash Friday afternoon that closed eastbound lanes of Route 50 in Salisbury, a police spokesman said. The crash occurred about 3 p.m. on Route 50, near the Salisbury Bypass, and caused brief traffic delays, police said. The road has since been cleared. The accident remains under investigation. Police have not released the names of the victims, pending family notification, but a spokesman said the they were believed to be Salisbury residents.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Lane closures on eastbound Route 50 in Annapolis that began Tuesday night for repairs to a partially-collapsed drain pipe beneath the roadway will continue Thursday, according to the State Highway Administration. Planned closures on Wednesday night have been delayed due to expected thunderstorms in the area. The collapse caused a sinkhole to form in the roadway in June, but was only addressed with a temporary fix at the time. The work ahead will include full closures of the eastbound highway near the exit for Aris T. Allen Boulevard, the SHA said.
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By Nayana Davis and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
All lanes have reopened on west Route 50 in Anne Arundel County near Governor Ritchie Highway after a three-car crash, though some delays remain. The crash on Route 50 was reported shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. One lane was reopened before 9 a.m., and all lanes were reopened around 9:15 a.m. A four-car crash on Interstate 95 south before the exit for White Marsh Boulevard was moved to one shoulder by 8:30 a.m., according to MDOT.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Traffic was brought to a standstill on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and two people — including a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer — were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center following a two-vehicle crash on Kent Island on Wednesday. The crash occurred about a half-mile east of the bridge when a vehicle traveling east on Route 50 veered off the highway and crashed into a patrol vehicle that was parked in a crossover area between the eastbound and westbound lanes, said Lt. Kevin Ayd, a MdTA spokesman.
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By Nayana Davis and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
All lanes have reopened on west Route 50 in Anne Arundel County near Governor Ritchie Highway after a three-car crash, though some delays remain. The crash on Route 50 was reported shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. One lane was reopened before 9 a.m., and all lanes were reopened around 9:15 a.m. A four-car crash on Interstate 95 south before the exit for White Marsh Boulevard was moved to one shoulder by 8:30 a.m., according to MDOT.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A five-car crash at the Bay Bridge caused traffic delays on Route 50 Sunday afternoon. The crash on eastbound Route 50 at the bridge was reported at about 2:30 p.m. The left lane on the eastbound span was closed for nearly an hour. One person was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, said 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. By 3:50 p.m., traffic was backed up about three miles approaching the bridge, Green said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
A man in the midst of a traffic stop in Easton abruptly fled and exchanged gunfire with Maryland State Police troopers early Thursday morning, police said. State police identified the driver as Brooks S. Perry, 28, whose last known address was in Milford, Del. Authorities said a warrant has been issued for his arrest and that he is also wanted on a separate traffic warrant in Delaware, where his driver's license is suspended. Troopers noticed a dark colored Hyundai that was speeding on Route 404 near Route 50, and pulled the driver over on eastbound Route 50 near Easton Airport around midnight, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, lanes on the Baltimore Beltway remain closed at Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie due to an overturned tractor trailer with a person trapped inside. The ramp to southbound Ritchie Highway and two shoulders are closed. A two-vehicle crash on northbound Route 3 at Interstate 97 in Millersville has closed both traffic lanes, the deceleration lane and both shoulders. Wind restrictions remain in place on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, limiting traffic to cars, pickup trucks, flatbed trailers, buses and heavy tractor trailers.
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By Kevin Rector and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Hundreds of accidents occurred across the Baltimore region Friday morning as freezing rain caused icy conditions during the morning commute, according to local emergency officials. A bulk of the problems were in Anne Arundel County. One accident involving a vehicle striking a utility pole closed Route 50 in both directions at St. Margaret's Road in Arnold about noon, the State Highway Administration said. The road reopened about 12:50 p.m. after Comcast crews worked to carry an electrical wire back over the highway, said David Buck, a SHA spokesman.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
A 38-year-old man was killed when his van struck a tractor-trailer in Annapolis late Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. The driver, identified as Michael Lee Sampson, was eastbound on MD 50 near exit 22 at about 11:40 p.m. when he rear-ended a freightliner, according to police. He had to be extricated from the van and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. Another serious crash on MD 50 just a couple hours before, involving multiple vehicles and a tractor-trailer, sent four people to local hospitals, with one man also flown to Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries.
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June 7, 1991
State police searching for two armed fugitives from Canada last night closed off Route 50 from Routes 424 to 301, creating a three-mile traffic backup along Route 50.According to police, a trooper driving on Route 50 at 11:30 p.m. stopped to check on two pedestrians. One was armed with a .357-caliber Magnum, the other carried a 9mm handgun, and the officer and the men exchanged gunfire.Both suspects fled the scene on foot, and police were combing the area last night. Police identified them as Eric W. Shoemacher, 21, and Don Roger Nelson, 20, both wanted on assault charges in Toronto.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police are warning drivers to expect heavy traffic on Saturday, especially in Annapolis and Crownsville. A number of events are expected to draw thousands to the area on Saturday, including the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, the Navy-Air Force football game in Annapolis, the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville and motorcycle rides for Toys for Tots and for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Police expect traffic congestion to peak between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.
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