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Date: Oct 19, 2018

UPDATE (October 19, 2018 1:05 p.m.):

The seven year old child killed when she darted out in front of a work van across from Sandalwood Elementary School yesterday as school was letting out is identified as Na Tasha Newman of the 1000 block of Punjab Drive, 21221.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team is continuing to follow up on this incident.

Original Release (October 18, 2018 9:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash involving a second grade student at Sandalwood Elementary School in Essex. 

Police were dispatched to the driveway of a townhome community across from the school around 3:26 p.m. where the girl was struck by a white work van.  The preliminary investigation indicates that she was running down the sidewalk after a group of children when she darted out in front of the van as it began to exit the townhome community onto South Marlyn Avenue.

The first officer arrived on the scene at 3:28 p.m. and immediately began CPR on the 7-year-old child, who was rushed to Franklin Square Hospital by responding medics. She was later pronounced deceased. The driver remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct crash reconstruction and will continue the investigation into this fatal crash.

Photo of fallen hero Officer John Stem.Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

Officer John Stem died on October 19, 2000 of complications of paraplegia caused by a line-of-duty gunshot wound he suffered in July 1977. Officer Charles Huckeba was fatally wounded during the same incident in Precinct 1 Wilkens.

Officers Stem and Huckeba and other officers were trying to subdue an agitated, armed, 19-year-old man who barricaded himself in his family’s home.

Revised June 27, 2017