Route 50 closed approaching Bay Bridge due to accident

The crash killed one person and injured a second. (Photo: Dan Patrick/ABC7)

UPDATE (8:10 a.m.): All lanes of U.S. 50 have reopened after a fatal accident shut the eastbound lanes down for several hours Saturday morning.

Anne Arundel County fire officials say that units responded to a two-car accident on Route 50, half a mile before the I-97 interchange, early Saturday morning.

They found one "obvious" fatality at the scene. One victim was treated at an area hospital and one victim refused treatment.

Severe accident closes Route 50

A severe accident has shut down all lanes of U.S. Route 50 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The fatal accident occurred just before I-97 and traffic is already backed up approaching the bay.

Maryland State Highway Administration officers are diverting all traffic off the freeway and onto MD-424/Davidsonville Rd.

The SHA advised beachgoers in a tweet that taking MD-3 to southbound I-97 is a viable detour.

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BEACH TRAFFIC UPDATE - 7:30 a.m. US 50 east remains closed between Bowie/Annapolis. Detour MD 3 north to I-97 south back to US 50 east.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyMD State Highway Adm

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