QUEENSTOWN — Police are looking for the driver of a box truck that did not remain at the scene of a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon, May 25.
The deceased was identified as Tobethia Norman, 49, of Baltimore.
She was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, where she was pronounced dead, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
The crash occurred shortly after 2:45 p.m.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police barrack in Centreville responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash at westbound U.S. Route 50 in the area of Nesbit Road.
According to the preliminary investigation, Norman was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox westbound in the left lane of Route 50.
The sport utility vehicle then began traveling in the left shoulder of the road as Norman tried to pass a single unit box truck, police said.
According to the preliminary investigation, when Norman tried to re-enter the road, she struck the box truck.
She subsequently lost control of her vehicle, which traveled off the road, down an embankment and struck multiple trees before it came to rest on its right side, police reported.
Norman was not wearing her seat belt, according to investigators.
Westbound lanes of Route 50 were closed for hours and traffic was backed up for nearly seven miles, according to Emergency Services.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate.