FAULKNER, Md. — A 71-year-old man was killed in a crash Monday afternoon in Faulkner, Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack said.
Just before 4 p.m., troopers responded to Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road) in the area of Edgewater Drive for a report of a serious crash. The Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to take over the investigation.
A preliminary investigation indicates a 2016 Ford Edge driven by Judson Edward Lewis, 71, of Newburg, Maryland was traveling west on Maryland Route 234 in the area of Edgewater Drive. At that same time, a 2018 Peterbilt truck tractor towing a semi-trailer was traveling east on Maryland Route 234 in the area of Edgewater Drive.
Police said that for unknown reasons, the Ford crossed the center line and entered the eastbound lane. The Ford collided head-on with the Peterbilt.
Lewis was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the Peterbilt was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.
No other information was immediately available.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sergeant J. Zimmerman of the MSP CRASH Team at (301) 392-1231.
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