Police: Sneezing attack before fatal Md. crash

SALISBURY, Md. — Maryland State Police say a passenger in a van died after the driver suffered a sneezing attack, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

Troopers say 37-year-old driver, Brian David Evans of Salisbury, was traveling on east Route 50 about 1:30 p.m. Monday when he had a sneezing attack.

Police tell The Daily Times of Salisbury that the van hit an oak tree in the Route 50 median. A passenger, 30-year-old William Michael Brittingham was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Evans suffered six broken ribs and remains hospitalized.

Evans has been charged with reckless and negligent driving.

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