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Update: July 15, 2017 9:30 a.m.

The man who was pronounced deceased in the accident at Merritt Boulevard and North Point Boulevard has been identified as William Thomas Nowakowski, 68, of the 1000-block of Franklin Avenue 21221. Crash investigators are continuing their investigation at this time. 

 

Original Release: July 14, 2017 1:00 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating the fatal pedestrian accident at Merritt Boulevard and North Point Boulevard.

At 7:29 a.m. today, a 68-year-old male was crossing westbound Merritt Boulevard when a 2009 Nissan Sentra traveling southbound in lane 2 on Merritt Boulevard struck him. The driver of the Nissan did not see the man as he was crossing due to slower traffic in lane 1. The driver of the Sentra stayed at the scene.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released pending notification of his family.

UPDATE (July 6, 2017 11:10 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect in the death of bicyclist Aaron Laciny. To be eligible for this reward all tips must be submitted through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted directly to police in this case by calling 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (June 27, 2017 3:10 p.m.):

Crash investigators have determined that the vehicle of a citizen who came forward to police last week is involved in the crash sequence, but is not the first vehicle to strike the cyclist on Charles Street that night.

Police have released an additional video from the Exxon Station that depicts a vehicle traveling in the same direction as the cyclist, Aaron Laciny, just after he passed through the same intersection. It is believed that this vehicle may be involved in the hit-and-run crash that resulted in Aaron Laciny's death.

The vehicle of interest is seen stopped at the traffic light at the top of the video, then begins to travel to the left side of the screen. It is believed to be a lighter colored sedan type vehicle. Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (June 21, 2017 3:26 p.m.):

Crash Investigators continue to search for answers after a citizen came forward to report that they may have been involved in the hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a cyclist on Charles Street Monday night.

Police were called to the 300 block of Overbrook Road this morning after the citizen saw media coverage of the crash and recalled striking what they believed to be debris left in the roadway Monday night. Crash investigators believe that the citizen’s vehicle may be a participant in the crash sequence, but continue working to identify all possible leads.

Crash investigators were also able to locate surveillance video from a nearby Exxon Station that depicts the cyclist passing by just prior to the crash. A second video depicts vehicles traveling away from the crash site just after the crash occurred. Police are asking anyone with information on any driver or vehicle they believe may have been involved in this crash to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (June 20, 2017 9:45 a.m.):

A 20-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver last night in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Precinct 6/Towson.

Aaron Michael Laciny, 20, of the 1300 block of S. Charles Street, 21230, was transported last night with life-threatening injuries to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. Investigators believe he was struck by two separate vehicles.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team was called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Towson.

Preliminary investigation shows that Laciny was operating a bicycle in the southbound  lane on Charles Street when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Charles Street is a four-lane road, and Laciny was riding his bicycle in the left lane, nearest to the center  line.

Investigation indicates that the vehicle that first struck the bicyclist failed to remain at the scene of the crash.

The bicyclist was struck by a second vehicle, a Cadillac automobile, as it came upon  the crash scene in the dark. The operator of that vehicle contacted police immediately and remained at the scene.

Investigators seek the public's assistance in locating the vehicle that initially struck Aaron Laciny's bicycle. Investigators believe the collision may have taken place somewhere near the area of North Charles Street and Charlesbrooke Road.

The vehicle involved in this collision may have front end damage to its bumper. Police ask anyone with other descriptive information about the suspect vehicle -- or with any other information about this incident -- to come forward as soon as possible. Contact police at 410-307-2020.

Laciny's bicycle was not equipped with reflectors or lights, and the bicyclist was not wearing reflective clothing. He was wearing a helmet.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this crash.

A pedestrian was injured in front of an Owings Mills Walmart Sunday night after being struck by a car on the parking lot.

The preliminary investigation has revealed at around 6:15 p.m. a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was driving in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 9750 Reisterstown Road. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze struck a 2014 Nissan Sentra, causing only minor damage, then continued toward the Walmart building where it struck a female pedestrian, throwing her several feet from the vehicle. The Chevy Cruze continued forward, striking the front of the Walmart building.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze, who may have been experiencing a medical emergency, was transported by medic to a local hospital for treatment. The pedestrian was transported by air to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017