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Update (January 11, 2016):

Phillips Fitzgerald Lee III, 85, of the 300 block of Western Run Rd., died on January 8, 2016 of injuries sustained in this fire.

The cause of this fire remains undetermined and under investigation.

Original release (January 4, 2016  9 a.m.):

A fire in Hunt Valley early this morning has injured two elderly people, one of them critically.

At 12:23 a.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 300 block of Western Run Road 21030 for a fire. When police arrived on the scene, they found  the entire house on fire.

A second alarm was called by the Fire Department at 12:51 a.m.

A Maryland State Police Medivac Helicopter transported an 85-year-old man to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment of serious, life-threatening burns. He is in critical condition. An 80-year-old woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center by land for treatment of smoke inhalation. Her current condition is unknown.

The fire was brought under control at 2:06 a.m. Approximately 45 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to this incident.

The fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Investigators believe it started in the living room.

Original release (December 17, 2015  11:34 a.m.):

At 6:47 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Road and Industry Lane 21030 for a serious crash involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that an adult male pedestrian was crossing York Road from east to west in the area of Industry Lane. As he crossed the street, he was struck by a Ford Escape that had been traveling north-bound on York Road.

The vehicle remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 67-year-old Behrooz Yazdanian of the Unit block of Quiet Stream Court 21093.

York Road was closed in both directions between Industry Lane and Warren Road while the preliminary investigation was conducted. The road was reopened at approximately 11:18 a.m.

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

Update (December 15, 11:30 a.m.):

The man and woman found dead yesterday inside a home in the 100 block Greenridge Rd. in Precinct 7/Cockeysville were a mother and son who died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The mother is Carryl Jean Calvert, 78. The son is Keith Michael Calvert, 42. Both lived at the Greenridge Road address.

Detectives learned that Keith Calvert was the sole caregiver for his mother. Neighbors interviewed by Homicide detectives said Keith Calvert had expressed frustration over the burdens of caring alone for his mother, and that he seemed depressed.

Both the mother and son died of gunshot wounds. Police believe Keith Calvert shot his mother before turning the gun on himself. The two had been dead for several days.

Original release (December 14, 2015  8:14 p.m.):

A man and a woman were found dead in a home in the 100 block of Greenridge Road, 21093, Monday afternoon.

Police were called by neighbors at approximately 4:23 p.m. after they noticed mail piling up at the residence.  When police made entry into the home, they found a deceased middle-aged man and a deceased elderly female, both with traumatic injuries.

The deaths preliminarily are being investigated as a possible murder and suicide. There is no danger to the community and police are not looking for any suspects at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident.

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