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Two men have died in fires since Friday, one in Middle River and another in Parkville.

2600 block E. Putty Hill Ave.

Yesterday, David Meredith Smith, 56, of the 2600 block of E. Putty Hill Ave., Parkville, died of injuries sustained in an apartment fire at the same address.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, with careless smoking as the cause.

Baltimore County Fire Department crews were dispatched to this fire at 4:07 p.m. The fire originated in the victim's bedroom -- on the third floor of the garden-style apartment building -- and was mostly contained to that unit.

Fire crews located the victim, administered medical care and transported him to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

10000 block of Crane Lane

Howard Francis Holehan, 67, of the 10000 block of Crane Lane, Middle River, 21220, died January 27 of injuries sustained in a one-alarm fire at his home. Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, caused by careless use of smoking materials.

Fire Department crews responded to the Crane Lane home at about 5:35 p.m. The victim, who is disabled, was declared deceased at the scene. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.

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.

Revised September 27, 2016