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Date: Dec 3, 2015

Original release (December 3, 2015  6:22 p.m.):

Just after 2 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to White Marsh Boulevard and Walther Boulevard for a serious crash involving a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that an adult female pedestrian was crossing White Marsh Boulevard in the area of Walther Boulevard when she was struck by a car that had been traveling east-bound on White Marsh Boulevard from I-695. The car remained at the scene.

The pedestrian, 62-year-old Maya Chhantyal of the 100 block of Hartack Court 21236, was transported to Franklin Square Hospital where she was later declared deceased.

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

No further information is available at this time.

On December 2, the Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest ceremony was held at Loch Raven High School. The ceremony recognized public and private school third-graders who designed posters that focused on fire escape plans and illustrated the theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”

The winners:

  • First place: Dillon Hopkins from Glenmar Elementary won $100
  • Second place: Lane Vailati from Glyndon Elementary won $50
  • Third place: Kate Parker from Catonsville Elementary won $50
  • Fourth place: Ngan Huynh from Lansdowne Elementary won $35
  • Fifth place: Brian Morgunov from Glyndon Elementary won $35
  • Honorable Mention: 37 winners received $25 each

The awards were presented by Assistant Chief Kyrle Preis; Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins; April Lewis, Baltimore County Public Schools; Captain Thomas Ramey, Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311; and Rick Eyre, Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

The Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311 and the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association provided the monetary awards.

Participants in this year’s poster contest included third grade students from 18 Baltimore County schools.

Revised June 27, 2017