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UPDATE (January 17, 2016 12:00 p.m.): 

Baltimore County Police have located the vehicle involved in the fatal hit and run incident which occurred on January 10, 2016. Police are continuing their investigation at this time. If anyone has an information concerning the fatal crash, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

UPDATE (January 15, 2016  1:23 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have developed additional information on the vehicle that hit and killed a 34-year-old Essex woman on North Point Boulevard on January 10.

Investigators have been able to determine that vehicle was a 2001 to 2016 International truck cab with one of the following model numbers:

3200   4300   7400
4100   4400   8500
4200   7300   Heavy Duty Bus

The vehicle should be red or maroon in color and have front end damage. Investigation has indicated while the front on these vehicle models is the same, the chassis can be customized when the vehicle is purchased.

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

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

The picture below is of a truck that is similar to the one that police are looking for in the case

UPDATE (January 11, 2016  5:07 p.m.):

Investigators now believe that the suspect vehicle in this incident is red or maroon in color with front end damage.

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 (January 11, 2016  10:45 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the woman killed by a hit and run driver on North Point Boulevard last night as 34-year-old Atriece Chantrell Hall of the 1100 block of North Marlyn Avenue 21221.

Original release (January 10, 2016  9:09 p.m.):

At 7:30 p.m. tonight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a pedestrian involved crash on North Point Boulevard in the area of Cove Road.

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. That pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene.

The suspect vehicle is believed to have damage to the grill area.

This crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (December 29, 2015  11:22 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police met with the adult male driver of the suspect vehicle and his attorney yesterday at the Crash Team Office. The male spoke with police about the crash and police were able to positively identify him. He is not currently in custody.
The suspect vehicle, a 2007 Honda Accord, has been towed to the Public Safety Building for processing.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team. When the Crash Team investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney for review. The States Attorney will decide if any charges will be filed and, if filed, what those charges will be.

UPDATE (December 28, 2015  10:55 p.m.):

A person turned himself in to Baltimore County Police today in connection with this hit and run fatal crash. Official charges have not yet been filed and no further information is available at this time.

Original release (December 27, 2015  8:59 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Middle River area.

Just after 6:30 p.m., police received a call when a passerby saw a man lying along the shoulder of Pulaski Highway near Martin Boulevard. The man was pronounced deceased shortly afterwards. The victim has been identified as Andrew James McNeal, 26.

Investigators determined that Mr. McNeal was struck as he was walking along Pulaski Highway, heading northbound approaching Martin Boulevard. The car involved in the crash left the scene. Police believe that the vehicle is a silver or gray car with front end damage.

If anyone has any information concerning this crash, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020

Update, November 2, 11:36 a.m.:

The victim of yesterday's fatal pedestrian crash on Pulaski Highway has been identified. He is Randolph Croom, 51, of the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway.

Original release:

A fatal crash on Pulaski Highway Sunday night resulted in a secondary crash that led police on a pursuit into Baltimore City, ending in the death of a one-year-old boy.

At 6:49 p.m. Baltimore County Police were notified that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle on Pulaski Highway near Krueger Avenue. The pedestrian, an adult male, was struck as he attempted to cross Pulaski Highway. The driver remained on the scene. The victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

As a result, a portion of Pulaski Highway was closed while the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team conducted its investigation.

Pursuit Into Baltimore City

At 9:07 p.m. a silver Mercedes-Benz traveling east on Pulaski Highway struck a Baltimore County Police cruiser assisting in the road closure. The officer assigned to the cruiser suffered non life-threatening injuries when she jumped over the jersey wall in an effort to get out of the way of the Mercedes.

The driver of the Mercedes got out of the car and, when an officer requested license and registration, he returned to the car, turned around and fled westbound on Pulaski Highway towards Baltimore City. This initiated a pursuit by another Baltimore County Police officer who had been assisting with the initial fatal crash investigation. The officer pursued the violator to just inside Baltimore City onto Moravia Road.

According to the Baltimore City Police Department, the vehicle was traveling northbound in the 5400 block of Moravia Road, approaching Sinclair Lane on a steady red signal. The Mercedes entered the intersection at a high rate of speed. The front passenger side of the Mercedes struck the rear driver’s side of a Volvo C30. The Volvo made the right turn from eastbound Sinclair Lane onto northbound Moravia Road. The Volvo rotated clockwise and mounted the east curb continuing to rotate into a bus stop were a one-year-old was in a stroller. The Volvo struck the child, who landed near the driveway to the Parkside Shopping Center. The Mercedes then continued north on Moravia Road in the 5300 block coming to rest approximately 250 feet north of the collision scene.

The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric ER, where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect in the Mercedes was transported to Shock Trauma with minor non life-threatening injuries for evaluation. The driver of the Volvo was not injured.

The initial fatal crash on Pulaski Highway and the hit-and-run crash into the police cruiser both remain under investigation by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

The crash on Moravia Road resulting in the death of the child will be investigated by the Baltimore City Police Department.

Charges against the driver of the Mercedes are pending the conclusion of all related investigations.


Revised April 6, 2016