At 8:56 p.m. Friday night, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Back River Neck Road and Poles Road in Essex for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling east-bound on Eastern Avenue at Poles Road. The Tiburon struck a pedestrian when the pedestrian stepped into its path. The Tiburon remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later declared deceased. He has been identified as 71-year-old Willard Patrick Hagy Jr of the unit block of Fore Court 21221.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. When the Crash Team has completed its investigation, the report will be reviewed by the Baltimore County States Attorney’s Office.