QUEENSTOWN — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, in Queen Anne’s County. According to a statement from MSP, shortly after 7:10 p.m., troopers from the Centerville Barrack responded to a call of a multi-vehicle crash that involved a pedestrian at westbound U.S. Route 50 east of Arrington Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2015 Chrysler 200, being driven by Jeremy Keith Weldon, 49, of East New Market, Maryland, was traveling west in the left lane on Route 50 when he side-swiped a 2015 Ford Fiesta in the right lane. The Chrysler pulled to the left shoulder and the Ford pulled to the right shoulder of the road where Weldon got out of his car to assess the damage before he re-entered his vehicle and reversed down the left shoulder of westbound Route 50 to the east of the Ford.
It is believed that Weldon then exited his vehicle and began to cross Route 50 to make contact with the occupants of the Ford on the right shoulder. As Weldon attempted to cross the road, he walked directly in the path of an Infiniti Q70 and was struck by the vehicle. There was no artificial lighting in the area of the collision and Weldon was wearing dark clothing, said police.
Weldon was declared deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Following the crash, westbound Route 50 was temporarily closed. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration assisted with the road closure and set up a detour to divert westbound traffic onto MD 213.
The incident remains under investigation.