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Original release (December 21, 2016  9:39 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating a December 19 crash on Reisterstown Road that killed one pedestrian and injured another.

The investigation is indicating that around 7:15 p.m., a Hyundai Elantra was traveling north-bound on Reisterstown Road approaching Sunset Road. In front of the Elantra was another vehicle that was slowing. The Elantra moved to go around the other vehicle and struck a 51-year-old man and 52-year-old man that were in the roadway. Neither man was in a crosswalk.

Both men were transported to the hospital where one of them died. The deceased man has been identified as 52-year-old Ricardo McKeever of Reisterstown.

The Elantra remained at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is expected to take several weeks.

UPDATE (December 19, 2016  11:59 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has announced an arrest in a fatal hit and run crash from August.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Last week, after an intensive Crash Team investigation, a Baltimore County Grand Jury indicted 29-year-old Daniel Earl Lawrence of the 400 block of Riverside Drive 21221 in connection with the crash. He was taken into custody just before 11:30 p.m. last night and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The indictment charges Lawrence with Failure to Immediately Stop Vehicle at Scene of Accident Involving Death, Failure to Immediately Return and Remain at Scene of Accident Involving Death, and Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident Resulting in Death.

  

  

  

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

UPDATE (October 13, 2016  8:44 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000.00 for the tip that leads to the arrest and charges filed and family and friends of the victim are now offering an additional $3,000 reward for the tip that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who hit and killed 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney on North Point Boulevard August 23.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

UPDATE (October 5, 2016  11:24 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward in this case of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect. For more details, see the Metro Crime Stoppers Website.

UPDATE (September 21, 2016  10:11 a.m.):

Investigators with the Baltimore County Police Crash Team are continuing to investigate a deadly hit and run accident on August 23 in Dundalk.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 23, 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. A vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck Tawney and fled. Tawney died at the scene.

Investigators believe that the suspect vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

Crash Team investigators are working hard to identify the person responsible for this incident, but they need the public’s help. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 23, 2016  12:07 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash in Dundalk early this morning  that left a man deceased.

The investigation has indicated that at approximately 12:50 a.m., a pedestrian was in a south-bound lane of North Point Boulevard south of Cove Road. An unknown vehicle that had been traveling south-bound on North Point Boulevard struck the pedestrian and left the scene. The vehicle may have some damage to the front end including the headlamp, hood, and fender areas.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Keith Curtis Tawney of the 2500 block of Lodge Forrest Drive 21219.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (November 22, 2016  12:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team has completed its investigation into the April 6 school bus crash in Parkton that sent 10 people, including the driver, to area hospitals.

The crash investigation indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side.

The bus driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was issued the following citations:

  • Failure to drive right of center lane
  • Failure to control speed to avoid a collision
  • Failure to reduce speed on curve
  • Negligent driving
  • Operating motor vehicle when not restrained by seat belt

Pessaro is schedule to appear in District Court on January 26, 2017 in connection with the charges.

UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016