State troopers are investigating the Friday night collision in Worcester County between a motorcycle and Jeep that left a Delmar driver dead.
Members of the Berlin Barrack were dispatched shortly before 11:30 p.m. to a reported crash at the intersection of Route 50 and Hall Road, according to Maryland State Police.
Troopers arrived to find two vehicles, a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle and a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, had been involved in the incident. Emergency medical personnel pronounced the motorcycle driver, 37-year-old Jason T. Eanes of Delmar, Maryland, dead at the scene.
Police said a preliminary investigation determined the Jeep Cherokee was crossing the westbound lanes of Route 50 to continue on Hall Road, when the driver, a 25-year-old from Whaleyville, pulled the vehicle into the path of the Suzuki motorcycle.
The motorcycle hit the Jeep, according to police, and Eanes was thrown into the center median. The Jeep driver did not need to be taken for medical treatment.
Personnel from the Maryland State Highway Administration assisted with detouring drivers around the scene while the crash was investigated and cleared. The road was closed for roughly five hours.
Police said the investigation is being handled by an advanced collision investigator from the Berlin Barrack with help from the Maryland State Police Crash Team.
The Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office has been briefed, according to police, and the case will be presented to the state’s attorney for review once once the investigation is complete.