2 killed, baby injured in wrong-way crash in Anne Arundel County

- Maryland State Police say a female driver has died and her baby critically injured after hitting another car head-on in a wrong-way crash in Anne Arundel County. The driver of the other vehicle was rescued by first responders after being trapped in his vehicle for almost two hours, but would later die from his injuries.

Anne Arundel County Fire spokesman Captain Russ Davies told FOX 5 DC by phone that the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 near the Route 2 exit.

Police say the woman who was killed in the crash, 22-year-old Laura Ashley Murphy, was driving in the opposite direction, for reasons unknown, on the eastbound lanes of Route 50 when she struck another vehicle. She died at the scene while her 14-month-old son was flown to John's Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore with critical injuries.

The male victim, 66-year-old Robert Skidmore, was trapped in his vehicle and was eventually flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was extricated. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A third car was also involved in the accident, but the driver inside the vehicle was not injured, police say.

All lanes of Route 50 at Exit 27 were temporarily closed in both directions for several hours due to the police investigation.

Maryland State Police are handling the crash investigation.

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