Motor vehicle crash on Morgnec Road bridge

CHESTERTOWN — Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the Morgnec Road bridge on Wednesday afternoon, May 1 for a motor vehicle crash with hazardous material involving a car and a large tractor towing an implement.

First responders found one patient with minor injuries who was transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown.

According to a post on the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page, as a result of the crash, the fuel tank of the tractor ruptured. About 400 gallons of diesel fuel leaked out, some of it into Morgan Creek.

The Maryland Department of the Environment was notified. However, “because the amount was not ‘recoverable,’ MDE’s response was not needed,” according to the Facebook post.

Mitigation of the spilled fuel was handled by Chestertown VFC and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, with sand spread over the spill, according to the Facebook post.

Morgnec Road (state Route 291) was shut down for cleanup and removal of the wreckage.

The dispatch was at 3:03 p.m. Responding agencies included Chestertown, Kennedyville and Crumpton volunteer fire companies, Kent-Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad and Kent County EMS.

Maryland State Police investigated the crash. Information was not immediately available.

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