SNOW HILL — One Worcester public works employee was killed Monday and another was critically injured in a motor vehicle accident near a job site in the south end of the county.
Around 1:20 p.m. on Monday, Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Greenbackville Road near Ticktown Road in Stockton for a reported motor vehicle crash involving pedestrians. The preliminary investigation revealed two Worcester County Public Works Roads Division employees were working on the side of Greenbackville Road. A 2010 Kia traveling south on Greenbackville Road was attempting to pass around the work area.
The unidentified driver swerved back into the lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle and drove through the work area and struck the two Worcester County employees. One of the workers, later identified as Scott Patrick Tatterson, 48, of Pocomoke, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second county worker, identified as Wade Kenneth Pusey, 23, of Seaford, Del., was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.
The driver of the Kia was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and was being treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening on Monday night. Meanwhile, Worcester County honored its deceased and injured employees this week.
“The Worcester County flag flies at half-mast outside the Government Center in Snow Hill this morning to honor Public Works Roads Worker Scott Tatterson, who was struck by a vehicle and killed while working in the area of Greenbackville Rd. in Stockton Monday, Feb. 22,” the county statement released on Tuesday reads. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Wade Pusey, who was also struck and is under active medical care. Scott and Wade are valuable and valued members of our Worcester County family and our hearts are broken in light of the tragedy that befell our family yesterday.”
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit at 410-632-1112.