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A devastating crash in Dundalk Thursday night took the lives of two young women and left two young men in critical condition. 

Brittany Nicole Walker, 22, of the 400 block of Torner Road, 21221; and 20-year-old Gabrielle Pitts of the 7300 block of Chesapeake Road, 21220, were killed instantly when the Honda Prelude in which they were passengers was struck from behind by another vehicle.

The driver of the Prelude, Brandon Ardell Tsioumas, 21, of the 7500 block of Westfield Road, 21222; and the front-seat passenger, Jeff O'Connor, 20, of the 6900 block of Connelly Street, 21224,  remain in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

Police responded to the crash on North Point Boulevard at Baltimore Street at 8:08 p.m.  The initial investigation reveals that the 1997 Honda Prelude was stopped at a red light, waiting to turn left onto Baltimore Street, when it was struck in the rear by a 2001 Ford Windstar van driven by Jason Robert Vance,33, of the 2500 block of Welsh Avenue, 21219.  The impact was so severe that Walker and Pitts, both rear seat passengers in the Honda, were killed instantly. 

Twelve Baltimore County Fire and EMS units responded to this scene. Fire rescue crews extricated all of the occupants in less than 20 minutes.

The driver of the van, Vance, and his passenger, Terrance Garcia, 20, of the 7300 block of Hughes Ave, 21219, both suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene. 

Baltimore County crash investigators confirmed that neither drugs nor alcohol are factors in this fatal crash. The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE (December 10):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man that died in the fire on Tricount Court early Tuesday morning as 75-year-old John Clark Johnson. He resided in the apartment in which the fire occurred.

The current conditions of the other people injured as a result of the fire are not known.

This incident remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. Investigators believe that there is nothing suspicious about the fire.

Original release (December 9):

An early morning apartment fire in Owings Mills has left one man deceased.

At 2 a.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to the unit block of Tricount Court, 21117, in the Painters Mill Apartments, for a report of an apartment fire. When first-arriving fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found fire showing on the second floor and several people trapped.

Firefighters rescued a man and a woman from an apartment on the second floor. The woman, who firefighters helped walk from the building, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment of serious injuries. Her current condition is unknown. The injured man was not conscious when firefighters carried from the apartment. He was transported to Northwest Hospital Center, where he later died. Police have not yet identified him.

Two other people drove themselves to Northwest Hospital Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. A volunteer firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Residents of other units were not displaced.

The fire was relatively small and contained to the second floor apartment. It was brought under control at 2:50 a.m. About 15 pieces of fire equipment and 60 firefighters responded to this scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. Police  do not believe this fire involved criminal activity.

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating a crash in Randallstown Thursday night that left one person deceased.

On May 1 at 10:51 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Liberty Road and Chapman Road for a serious accident involving a pedestrian.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a pedestrian wearing dark clothing was crossing a darkened area of Liberty Road from the south side to the north side. A BMW was traveling westbound on Liberty Road and struck the pedestrian when the pedestrian stepped into the vehicle's path. The pedestrian was thrown into an eastbound lane of Liberty Road and struck a second time by a Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling eastbound on Liberty Road.

The BMW remained at the scene. The driver of the Mitsubishi Eclipse continued home, and then contacted police.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel. He has been identified as 18-year-old Caleb Aaron Moulton of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle, 21133.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team. When the Crash Team is done their investigation, the report will be presented to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. The State's Attorney's Office will review the report and decide if any charges will be brought.

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