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A pedestrian struck by a truck on Eastern Boulevard in the Essex Precinct this morning has died.

The pedestrian, Lisa Renee Lambros (27) of the 3600 block of Dahlia Lane in Middle River, was in the travel lane of Eastern Boulevard near Old Eastern Avenue when she was struck by a white 1999 Ford Ranger traveling westbound.

Police and EMS responded to the scene at about 6:35 a.m. Lambros was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with life threatening injuries, where she later died.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and has not been charged at this time.

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

UPDATE (March 29, 2017  2 p.m.):

On behalf of Maryland State Police we thank all who responded or shared this information. The suspect has been identified and an arrest warrant issued.

Original Release (March 25, 2017 4:40 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police is assisting Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack in attempting to identify the suspect pictured below. On March 23 this suspect used a fraudulent credit card at multiple businesses in the Martin Plaza Shopping Center in Middle River. He was seen leaving the area in a silver Chevrolet Equinox.

Anyone with information on this identity of this suspect is asked to contact Maryland State Police at 410-761-5130.

Photo of Rachel Pietro, charged with child abuse.The Middle River mother shown abusing her children in a viral video that surfaced on social media last week has been charged with second degree child abuse and second degree assault.

Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, of the unit block of Cool Breeze Dr., 21220, was arrested this morning by Warrant Task Force officers at a location in Essex. She is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. She faces two counts of each charge.

Patrol officers from the Essex precinct visited the Cool Breeze Drive home at 1:26 a.m. on March 16, after many concerned citizens forwarded to police a video showing a women repeatedly striking two young children, a boy and a girl. Officers spoke with Pietro and her husband and referred the case to the Crimes Against Children Unit.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit visited the home the next day and began an investigation.  The two children in the video, a 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl, as well as a 2-year-old boy who does not appear in the video -- were placed in the care of the county Department of Social Services and subsequently transferred to the care of family members.

The investigation shows that Pietro -- who initially told police the video was two years old -- recorded the video at the home on Cool Breeze Drive some time in the past two months. She said she recorded the video because she hoped it would encourage her husband to come home and take care of her. She also said she was angry with the children.

Minor injuries were documented on one of the children.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016