Deadly wrong-way crash is 3rd on Route 50 in Annapolis in last 17 months


For the third time in a year and a half, two people killed in a vicious highway speed head-on crash on Route 50 in Annapolis.

The latest crash happened early Sunday morning when a wrong-way SUV hit a motorcycle just east of the Severn River Bridge on eastbound Route 50 at Ridgely Avenue.

The riders on the motorcycle, Donald Tyner, 56, and Janell McDougald, 45, both from Baltimore, died at the scene.

In May 2017 during the afternoon, a woman with her baby on board drove west on the eastbound lanes for more than a mile before striking another vehicle head on, killing both her and the other driver. In July 2017, a mile east in the westbound lanes, a drunk driver driving the wrong way killed herself and the person she hit.

Maryland State Police are offering few details on the latest crash but it’s possible the driver got on Route 50 at Busch’s Frontage Road, the same place the May 2017 driver did, where a careless left turn instead of a right can send a driver the wrong way onto the highway.

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