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Date: May 19, 2017

One person has died following a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Martin Boulevard at Kelso Drive.

Ronald Kevin Parris III, 23, was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team was called to the scene at 4:22 p.m. The preliminary investigation shows that the crash involved a collision between a Hyundai Sonata and Ford F-450 truck.

Parris was a passenger in the Hyundai. The 25 year-old driver of the car and a four- year-old child were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital with serious injuries. The three people in the Ford truck at the time of the crash were uninjured and remained at the crash scene.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate the crash.

Photo of the Baltimore County Fire Service Memorial Monument in Towson.The Baltimore County Fire Service’s annual Ceremony of Remembrance, which honors those members who have lost their lives in the line of duty, is scheduled for Sunday, May 21.

The ceremony will be held, rain or shine, at 2 p.m. at the Fire Service Memorial Monument in Patriot Plaza in Towson.

The Baltimore County Fire Department and Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman’s Association jointly organize the event.

Honoring Fallen Heroes

Forty-five Baltimore County firefighters and emergency medical personnel have died in the line of duty. These include 21 career members and 24 volunteer members.

Fire Chief John Hohman and other career and volunteer fire service leaders will honor the fallen by placing a wreath on the memorial shrine during the ceremony.

The shrine was built entirely with funds by members of the Fire Service. The memorial was sculpted in Portugal of Portuguese red granite, and consists of a Maltese cross flanked by two columns.

Inscribed on the monument are the names of the fallen and the words of Saint John, 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016