PENDING CHARGES: Infant one of Three Killed in Multi-Vehicle Wrong-Way Crash on U.S. Route 13 in Wicomico County, Maryland

SALISBURY, MD – The Maryland State Police (MSP) are investigating a fatal multi-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Wicomico County. 

Shortly before 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, , MSP troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to a report of a head-on crash on southbound U.S. Route 13, south of St. Luke’s Road in Wicomico County.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a 2013 Dodge Durango, driven by Jay Richard Bynum, 59, of Seaford, Delaware, was traveling north in southbound lanes of Route 13 when he crashed into a 2016 Subaru Impreza. 

The driver of the Subaru, Dean Alexander Dennison, 20, and a passenger, Sierra Rain Merchant, 19, both of New York, were declared deceased at the scene.

A third victim in the Subaru, identified as Grayson A. Dennison, 1, of New York was transported to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital, where he was later declared deceased. Bynum was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of his injuries.  

The Maryland State Police Crash Team is leading the investigation. The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office has been consulted and charges are pending in this case. 

The crash remains under investigation.     



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