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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.

Original release (June 17, 2016  12:18 p.m.):

A 92-year-old woman died Wednesday in a fire in her Lutherville-Timonium home.

Baltimore County Fire units responded at about 10 a.m. to a one-alarm fire in a single-family home in the 1700 block of Lynncrest Road, 21093. Crews brought the small kitchen fire under control within about 15 minutes. Kathleen Margaret Chrismer was found deceased in the kitchen.

This incident remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators.

A 66-year-old woman died Saturday evening in a one-alarm fire at her Rosedale townhome.

Rosa Mae Mason, of the unit block of King Charles Circle, died at the scene. The victim's son told police he heard her calling from her upstairs bedroom and tried to get her out of the middle-of-group townhouse, but he was unable to do so due to heavy smoke and rapidly spreading fire.

Baltimore County fire crews responded to the King Charles Circle address at about 7 p.m. First-arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the home. Some 17 pieces of equipment fought this fire. Fire personnel brought it under control in about 35 minutes.

The son, 36, who also lived at the King Charles Circle address, was evaluated at the scene but was not transported. One firefighter from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. was transported to the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire but have confirmed that it was not deliberately set.

Revised September 27, 2016