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UPDATE (June 8):

James Richard Murphy,V (18), the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta that struck two trees on Joppa Rd Friday night, has died.

The investigation into the incident has indicated that the Volkswagen Jetta had been traveling east-bound on Joppa Road in the intersection with Brewers Drive when it lost control. The vehicle went off of the roadway and struck two trees before coming to a stop.

The passenger, 18-year-old Nathan Alexander Chappelle, was declared deceased at the scene. Murphy was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he died Saturday afternoon.

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

Original release (June 6):

On June 5, just before 9:00 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Joppa Road near Brewers Drive.

An investigation determined that a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling east on Joppa Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed Joppa road and continued off of the road. Once leaving the road, the vehicle struck two trees.

The driver of the car was James Richard Murphy,V (18) of the 5500 block of Maudes Way 21162. Murphy was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition. The passenger of the car was Nathan Alexander Chappelle (18) of the 5500 block of Rogue Court  21162. Chappelle was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.

Police continue to investigate but have not determined a cause of the accident at this time.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a May 24 crash in Lutherville that left a man deceased.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that at approximately 6:20 p.m., a Mercury Mountaineer was traveling west-bound on Haddington Road. As the vehicle approached Pickett Road, it drifted to the left, went off of the roadway, and struck a metal railing.

The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to St Josephs Hospital where he was later declared deceased.

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

Baltimore County Police are investigating a May 21 crash in Woodlawn that left a man deceased.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that at approximately 12:36 a.m., a Hyundai SantaFe had been traveling east-bound on Security Boulevard. After passing Robert Myers Boulevard, it ran over a pedestrian who had been lying in the road.

The pedestrian was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as 35-year-old Michael David Cook of the 2200 block of Eastman Lane in Cantonment, Florida.

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


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