Local Woman Dies In Morning Accident On Route 50

BERLIN — A Berlin woman succumbed to injuries she received in a single-vehicle accident on Route 50 near Holly Grove Rd. in West Ocean City this morning.

Around 8:12 a.m. on Friday, Maryland State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on eastbound Route 50 just west of Holly Grove Rd. The investigation revealed the vehicle, driven by Melanie Eve Welton, 44, of Berlin, left the travel lanes of the roadway and struck a tree.

Welton was transported by ambulance to Atlantic General Hospital where she succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. The MSP was assisted at the scene by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident closed Route 50 in both directions for several hours throughout the morning on Friday. By 11 a.m., or roughly three hours after the crash, police were still on the scene.