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One Killed, Two Injured in Wicomico County Crash

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PITTSVILLE, Md.- Maryland State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead and two others injured in eastern Wicomico County early Tuesday night.

Troopers said the incident happened shortly after 7 p.m., when 55-year-old Hugh Albert Gingery Jr. of Snow Hill was operating a 2003 Dodge van and traveling south on Sixty Foot Road in Pittsville. According to police, that is when Gingery failed to stop for a stop sign located at MD Route 350 (Mt. Hermon Road) and collided with a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck traveling westbound on MD Route 350.

Investigators said both vehicles ended up crashing into a ditch, with Gingery's van coming to a final rest on its driver's side. Gingery was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, police said.

The driver of the GMC Sierra pickup, identified as 39-year-old Jeffery James Dean of Salisbury, and his 5-year-old male passenger, who was secured in a child safety seat, were both taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Court records show that Gingery was arrested for DUI on separate occasions last month. The first arrest occurred March 4 in Ocean City while the second happened March 7 in Snow Hill. Trials for both cases had been scheduled for next month in Worcester County District Court.

Emergency personnel closed the road at the scene of the crash for several hours. The investigation into the incident is still under way.

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