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911 calls released, from fatal Annapolis wrong-way crash

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on US-50 in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) -- Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on US-50 in Annapolis.

The collision happened around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, near Rt-2.

According to Maryland State Police (MSP), a 22-year-old Salisbury woman was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes when she struck another vehicle head-on.

"Shortly before 1:30 p.m. today, troopers from the Annapolis barrack responded to multiple calls reporting a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction on Rt. 50 at Route 2, in Annapolis. As troopers dispatched, additional calls were received reporting the crash. Arriving troopers found fire and rescue personnel on the scene attending to the victim, who was pronounced deceased on the scene." -MSP

The wrong-way driver was killed and her 14-month-old son, who was also in the car, was flown to Johns Hopkins for treatment.

MSP identified the wrong-way driver as Laura Ashley Murphy.

The driver of the second vehicle was flown to Shock Trauma for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

He was identified as 66-year-old Robert Skidmore of Cape St. Clair.

The crash remains under investigation.

Authorities released 911 calls on Thursday.


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