“Fatal Crash in Cambridge Claims Life of 66-Year-Old Man, Injures 7-Year-Old Girl”

By | July 12, 2023



A fatal crash in Cambridge, Maryland has left one person dead and two others injured, including a 7-year-old girl. Maryland State Police are currently investigating the incident.

The crash occurred on Tuesday afternoon when police responded to reports of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Maryland Route 343 and Bar Neck Road. According to authorities, a Ford F-450 truck was parked on the westbound side of Hudson Road, conducting utility work with emergency cones and activated lights. For unknown reasons, a Ford F-250 truck traveling west on Hudson Road struck the rear of the trailer attached to the F-450.

Tragically, the driver of the F-450, 66-year-old Gary Peek from Madison, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The driver of the F-250, identified as 32-year-old Michael Gambrill from East New Market, Maryland, and a 7-year-old female passenger were both transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Cambridge for treatment of their injuries.

The crash resulted in the closure of Maryland Route 343 for over 5 hours. Personnel from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County Emergency Medical Services, and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration responded to the scene to provide assistance.

At this time, the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Maryland State Police are working to determine the factors that led to this tragic incident. As more information becomes available, authorities will provide updates on the case.

In the meantime, our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Gary Peek, and we wish a speedy recovery to Michael Gambrill and the 7-year-old girl involved in the crash..