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UPDATE (August 17  1:24 p.m.):

The pedestrian that died after being struck on Eastern Boulevard this morning has been identified as 44-year-old Lisa Renee Strine.

Crash Team investigators continue to work to identify the suspect in this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (August 17  9:26 a.m.):

The suspect vehicle has been located unoccupied in Baltimore City.

Baltimore County Police are still seeking information on the driver of the vehicle or the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Eastern Boulevard has been re-opened.

Original release (August 17  8:43 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Monday morning hit and run crash in Essex that left a woman deceased.

At 5:30 a.m., police responded to Eastern Boulevard at Virginia Avenue for a serious crash. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a seriously injured adult female pedestrian. She was declared deceased at the scene.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that a white Nissan Murano struck the female pedestrian and fled the scene, west-bound on Eastern Boulevard. The Nissan should have front end damage.

The name of the pedestrian will be released after notification of next of kin.

West-bound Eastern Boulevard remains closed in the area of the crash while it is investigated..

The incident is 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 next edition of “Police Report,” the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through October 31.

The opening segment focuses on Baltimore County’s new pedestrian safety campaign “Heads Up – Walk Safe.” In 2013, the number of fatal pedestrian crashes reached a five-year high and in most cases, pedestrian error was a major factor. Lieutenant Steve Troutman and Battalion Chief Jennifer Utz discuss pedestrian crashes in Baltimore County.

The topic in the second segment is seasonal crime prevention and personal safety. Officer Carl Lindhorst of the Community Resources Section provides tips to stay safe.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Baltimore County has noted a recent increase in the number of serious pedestrian crashes -- and contrary to public perception, the pedestrian is at fault in about 80 percent of these incidents.
 
This Thursday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m.,  Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Police Chief Jim Johnson and Fire Chief John Hohman will discuss the issue of pedestrian crashes along roadways in Baltimore County and announce a coordinated public awareness campaign for pedestrians. BCoPD and BCoFD handle about 420 pedestrian-vehicle crashes each year. The number of fatal pedestrian crashes increased in 2013 against each of the previous five years. 
 
The event will be held at the Randallstown Fire Station, 3610 Brenbrook Rd., 21133.
 
Attendees will include officers from BCoPD and BCoFD who have been working together on this issue; representatives from the Department of Public Works involved in engineering changes designed to improve pedestrian safety; and representatives from the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and MVA's Maryland Highway Safety Office.

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