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Date: Feb 4, 2016

Original release (February 4, 2016  2:02 p.m.):

Just before 1 a.m. on February 1, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Old Court Road and Ruxton Green Court 21204 for a single vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2012 Lexus RX350 had been traveling north-bound on Old Court Road in the area of Ruxton Green Court. The vehicle crossed the center line, went off of the roadway, and wound up in a ravine. The passenger, 23-year-old Zachary Wolfe Pressman of the Unit block of Nobility Court 21117, was declared deceased at the scene. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

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

Original release (February 4, 2016  11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a death that resulted from an assault involving two elderly patients at a Catonsville nursing home.

On January 26 at 7:15 p.m., police responded to the Forest Haven Nursing Home in the 700 block of Edmondson Avenue 21228 for an assault report. The investigation has indicated that a 61-year-old male patient pushed 84-year-old Henri Balmadier, also a patient, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Balmadier was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital for treatment and later transferred to Gilchrist Hospice Center in Columbia, where he died on February 1. The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was complications from head trauma; the manner of death was homicide.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. When the Homicide investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, which will decide if charges will be filed.

Revised June 27, 2017