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UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original release (April 1, 2016  2:20 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Thursday night crash that left a man deceased.
 
The preliminary investigation has indicated that just after 9 p.m., 75-year-old Eugene Curran Keenan Jr of the Unit block of Club Views Lane 21131 was driving a 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander through the parking lot of the Manor Shopping Center in the 3400 block of Sweet Air Road 21131. The vehicle suddenly swerved to the left, went up on a curb, and struck a storefront.
 
Keenan was transported to St Josephs Hospital where he later died.
 
There are no other reports of injuries during this incident.
 
The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

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.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016