911 Calls From Deadly Route 50 Crash Released

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two people are dead and a toddler with critical injuries was airlifted from the scene after an accident on Route 50 near Route 2/Exit 27 in Anne Arundel County Wednesday.

Authorities say 22-year-old Laura Ashley Murphy of Salisbury and her 14-month-old son were in a black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan heading westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 50, when Murphy’s vehicle crashed head-on with a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV.

Murphy was pronounced dead following the accident. Her son was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric.

A man identified as Robert Skidmore, 66, was extricated from the Mercedes after being trapped and airlifted to Shock Trauma, where he later died.

On Thursday, 911 calls reporting that the vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction were released. You can hear them below.

A third vehicle, occupied by Anthony Stanley, 59, was also involved in the accident. The 2016 Nissan 350-Z sustained minor damage and Stanley was not injured.

According to police, Murphy was driving westbound in the eastbound lane approximately one quarter mile east of the Severn River Bridge when the crash occurred. It is still unknown where she got onto Route 50 in the first place.

An investigation is ongoing.

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