One driver killed in head-on crash near Church Hill

CHURCH HILL — The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the investigation of a head-on collision before sunrise on Saturday that killed one driver and sent the other driver to an area hospital.

The deceased has not been identified.

Troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded at about 5 a.m. Oct. 7 to the crash scene on U.S. Route 301 at state Route 19, Church Hill.

The vehicles involved were a 2022 Lexus ES sedan and a Freightliner tractor-trailer.

According to the preliminary report, the Lexus was traveling northbound on Route 301 when, for reasons that have not been determined, the car crossed over the center median into the southbound lanes before crashing head-on with the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Lexus was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as Richard Carroll, 52, of Glenolden, Pennsylvania, was transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel from Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company and Queen Anne’s County responded to the scene.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with road closures. Initially, Route 301 southbound was shut down.

Personnel from the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division responded to assist Crash Team investigators.

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