On December 9, 2015, Richard Shebovsky, 25 of Easton, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court to two counts of negligent manslaughter by a motor vehicle. On March 15, 2015, Shebovsky drove a Toyota minivan the wrong way in the fast lane of eastbound Rt. 50 in the area of the Kent Narrows Bridge. Mr. Shebovsky’s blood alcohol content was two and a half times the legal limit when he collided head on with a Mitsubishi Lancer that was traveling in the fast lane of eastbound on Rt. 50 approaching the Kent Narrows Bridge. A crash investigation conducted by the Maryland State Police concluded that Mr. Shebovsky was traveling at least 72 mph in the wrong direction when he collided with the Mitsubishi. Witnesses stated that Shebovsky’s vehicle appeared to be traveling at a much higher speed. Sibasish and Shampa Ghosh, the driver and passenger in the Mitsubishi, were killed as a result of the collision.
Shebovsky was ordered held without bail at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center pending sentencing, which is scheduled for February 22, 2016. Leigh Dillon, Assistant State’s Attorney, handled the case and stated “we are grateful for the hard work of the Maryland State Police, other local law enforcement, and our county Emergency Services personnel on this case. Mr. and Mrs. Ghosh are a great loss to the community and their family and friends continue to have my deepest sympathies for their loss. I am hopeful that both this guilty plea and the sentence that will be handed down will bring a sense of justice to those they left behind.”