(GIRDLETREE MD) -- Maryland State Police investigators and fire department personnel are on the scene of a single vehicle crash with what are believed to be multiple fatalities in southern Worcester County.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m. today, troopers at the Berlin Barrack were dispatched to a reported crash on Rt. 12, south of Onley Rd. Troopers and fire/EMS personnel responded and found a single vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree before catching fire. No one in the vehicle survived.
The Maryland State Police Crash Team has responded to conduct the investigation. State Highway Administration personnel have responded to set up a detour around the area. The roadway is expected to be closed indefinitely while evidence is collected and the on-scene investigation is conducted.
Additional details are not available at this time. The investigation will continue through the night. A more detailed news release will be issued tomorrow morning, when identities of the victims are known and families have been notified.