Berlin Man Dies In Easton Accident

BERLIN — A Berlin man was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Route 50 in Easton last Friday morning but his wife and 8-year-old son, who were passengers in the vehicle, were released from hospitals this week.

Around 10:40 a.m. last Friday, a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck heading east on Route 50 in Easton crossed the highway’s grassy median and collided with a Toyota Camry driven by Kevin James Hall, 42.

Hall was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife, Ginger Massey Hall, 37, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The couple’s son was flown by state police helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Unit in Baltimore.

The driver of the Ford pickup, identified as Michael Robert McCauley, 52, of Greensboro, along with his 15-year-old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Easton where they were treated and released.

On Monday, Ginger Massey Hall and her son were released, according to published reports.

Meanwhile, Easton Police are still investigating what caused McCauley to suddenly veer across the grass median on Route 50 and collide with Hall’s vehicle. According to the Star Democrat, McCauley apparently suffered a medical emergency that caused him to pass out just prior to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges had been filed in the case as of late yesterday. The accident closed the westbound lanes of Route 50 until nearly 2 p.m., or over three hours after the collision, snarling traffic along the corridor on a busy weekend.

Hall was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and worked out of the Ocean City branch. For many years, Hall worked at his family’s business, Berlin Hardware.

Born in Salisbury, he was the son of Larry P. Hall of Whaleyville and the late Victoria Jarman Hall. He is also survived by his wife, Ginger, and son Ryan, along with his brother, L. Brooks Hall of Whaleyville.

He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mabel Powell of Whaleyville; a niece, Meghan V. Hall, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. According to his obituary, Hall was a member of the Whaleyville United Methodist Church and enjoyed golfing and hunting in addition to being an avid Baltimore Ravens fan.

Services were held on Wednesday at the Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville and Hall was interred at the Dale Cemetery in Whaleville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whaleyville United Methodist Church Choir at P.O. Box 6, Whaleyville, Md. 21872.