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Alcohol Suspected In Rt. 50 Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

CHESTER, Md. (WJZ) -- Killed in a head on crash. State police need answers about a devastating wreck in Queen Anne's County. Investigators say a driver went the wrong way on Rt. 50, killing two people in another car.

Rick Ritter has more on the driver.

Court documents show 25-year-old Richard Shebovsky has a lengthy history of charges behind the wheel. In this crash, police believe alcohol was a factor.

Tire tracks smeared along the highway paint just a glimpse of the aftermath of a horrifying crash that left two innocent people dead.

Sunday night in Queen Anne's County, like something out of a movie, calls poured in from concerned drivers about a vehicle driving out of control along Route 50.

911 Operator: "We're getting multiple calls, it was a vehicle going the wrong way."

State police say they located the vehicle driving less than a minute after the first dispatch call, but it only took seconds for things to turn deadly.

Police say the driver, 25-year-old Richard Shebovsky smashed into another car head on, killing both people inside.

911 Operator: "With entrapment, on fire, Route 50 eastbound, just prior to the Kent Narrows bridge."

The collision is very similar to another wreck in 2012 when a 19-year-old driver heading the wrong way on Route 50 hit another car, killing four people. Police say she was drunk.

Court documents show Shebovsky has been charged with everything in the past from driving on the wrong side of the highway to DUI--something police believe appears to play into this crash.

"The driver of that vehicle showed signs of impairment at the scene," said Elena Russo, Maryland State Police.

But still, police try and figure out how he ended up on the wrong side of the road.

"Our troopers are relying right now on some witness testimony, their phones have really been ringing off the hook since this incident occurred," said Russo.

Shebovsky did survive the crash and faces a flew of charges. Police say they're still waiting for confirmation on his blood alcohol level.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Maryland State Police.

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