EASTON, Md.- Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred Wednesday morning at the intersection of Easton Bypass on Route 50 in Easton.
According to police, Michael Ty Abbott, 22, of Cambridge was driving west on Route 50 in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, attempting to cross onto the Easton Bypass at approximately 7:55 a.m.
Police said witnesses observed that Abbott failed to either stop at the flashing red signal or solid red signal before attempting to cross Route 50. Subsequently, police said, the Jeep was struck by a 1989 GMC 7500 Diesel farm truck, being operated by Parnell Ambrose Shortall, 67, of Cordova, which was towing a Case backhoe on a flatbed trailer.
According to police, Abbot was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma, while Shortall was transported to the Memorial Hospital and Easton, where he was treated and released.
The accident forced lane closures along Route 50, which reopened at approximately 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.
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