UPDATE (August 26):
Baltimore County Police have identified the person charged in connection with an August 22 hit and run crash in Stevenson as 74-year-old Rufet Israfilbekov of the Unit block of Allspice Court 21117. He was charged with hit and run and released on his own recognizance.
On August 22, Rufet Israfilbekov was driving a Toyota Corolla traveling east-bound in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road. There were two people riding bikes traveling west-bound. Rufet Israfilbekov drove into the west-bound lanes, hit the bicyclists head-on and fled the scene.
Both bicyclists were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Booking photo of Rufet Israfilbekov
Original release (August 22):
At 6:33 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 2000 Block of Old Valley Road 21153 for a report of a hit and run crash that involved two bicyclists and a vehicle. The vehicle had fled the scene.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a Toyota Corolla was traveling east-bound in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road. There were two people riding bikes traveling west-bound. The car hit the bicyclists head-on and fled the scene.
The bicyclists have been identified as:
- Richard Frychel (35) of the 400 block of Dumbarton Rd 21212. He was transported to Sinai Hospital.
- Anthony Van Lierop (40) of the 600 block of Overbrook Rd 21212. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Both men have injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.
The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody. His name will be released after he is officially charged.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.