Five members of one family killed in Maryland crash

WASHINGTON — Three adults, two children and an unborn child — all from one family — were killed early this morning when their car collided with a tractor trailer on Route 50 on the Eastern Shore.

The accident closed down traffic well into Saturday morning.

According to a release by the Maryland State Police, the family had been traveling in a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. Four of the five were pronounced dead at the scene. Zerissa Ayers, 30, of Greenbush, Va., who was pregnant, died, along with her unborn baby, at Easton Memorial Hospital.

The other victims include Regina M. Ayers, 24, also of of Greenbush, Va., her daughter Jordan Ayers, 7;  her boyfriend, Travis M. Straton, 25, of Onancock Va.,  and their two-month-old son, Jonathan Ayers. Regina and Zerissa Ayers were sisters.

The truck driver has been identified as Yvenet Mayette, 28, of Wimington, DE. He was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated for injuries, according to police.

The accident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. at the intersection of Route 50 and Route 213 in Wye Mills. The truck was found overturned across the roadway.



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