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Date: Nov 7, 2018

Just after 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to a crash near the intersection of Lakeside Boulevard and Wheelwright Drive, 21117. Officers determined that a 2002 Acura TL was traveling eastbound on Lakeside Boulevard when the car crossed a grass median and struck a 2010 Cadillac STX, which was traveling westbound on Lakeside. The Acura contained three other passengers at the time of the collision. One passenger was transported to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 6:00 p.m. He has been identified as Kylek Larry Joseph, 21, of the 4600-block of Mews Drive, 21117. Two other passengers of the Acura were transported to a local hospital, one of which is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Cadillac was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Crash officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

Update, November 15:

BCoPD fire investigators have ruled this fire accidental and electrical in origin.

The victim used oxygen for medical purposes. The "explosions" reported by some neighbors occurred when the oxygen tank -- located directly above the fire's origin -- exploded.

Original release:

A 75-year-old woman died this morning in a one-alarm fire at her Randallstown home.

Lana Miller, who lived in the home in the 9800 block where the fire occurred, was found inside the home by crew members from the Randallstown Fire Station. She was declared deceased at the scene.

Fire crews were dispatched to the Winands Road address at 8:14 a.m. after several people called 911 reporting a house on fire. One of the callers reported that someone might be trapped inside.

Engine 18 (Randallstown) arrived to find fire showing, with heavy fire on the second floor.  The fire was knocked down in 15 to 20 minutes.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators responded and will investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

Revised June 27, 2017