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UPDATE: Second Victim Dies in Crash that Killed a Salisbury Woman

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland State Police say a second victim involved in a Wednesday head-on crash on Route 50 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has succumbed to his injuries.

The second victim is Robert Skidmore, 66, of Cape St. Clair, Md. According to police, He was pronounced deceased by emergency medical personnel at Shock Trauma.

Troopers said that shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, they responded to multiple calls reporting an SUV traveling in the wrong direction on Rt. 50 at Route 2, in Annapolis. As troopers were dispatched, more calls came in reporting a crash.

Arriving troopers found fire and rescue crews on the scene attending to the first victim, identified as Laura Murphy of Salisbury. The 22-year-old woman, who police said was the driver of the SUV traveling in the wrong direction, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Murphy's passenger, a 14-month old boy, was flown by State Police Medevac to Johns Hopkins where he is undergoing medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

Police said Skidmore, who was the driver of the other vehicle, a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV, was trapped in the vehicle. EMS personnel extricated him from the vehicle and transported him by State Police medevac to Shock Trauma, where he later died. 

A third car was also involved in this crash, but sustained only minor damage. The driver in that car was not injured, according to police.

Police said it is not clear how Murphy ended up in the eastbound lanes. The investigation is ongoing. 

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