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Date: Aug 26, 2019

Just before 2:30 p.m. on August 25, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call for a child-involved crash on Liberty Road near Wilmar Avenue, 21133. Investigation revealed that a 3-year-old child was attempting to cross Liberty Road when she was struck by an SUV which was traveling east on Liberty Road. The driver of the SUV remained at the scene of the crash.

The child, Esther Ogunfuye of the 3600-block of Old Milford Mill Road, 21244, was transported to a local hospital. On August 26, 2019, Ogunfuye was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Baltimore County Police crash team officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

The annual "Fill the Boot" campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maryland kicks off this week, with support from County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the Baltimore County Fire Department.

The "Fill the Boot" campaign is sponsored by the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1311. The firefighters' union has conducted this charitable fundraiser for more than 30 years.

Kickoff Event

This year's "Fill the Boot" campaign begins Thursday, August 29 and continues through Labor Day, September 2.

A kickoff event will be held Thursday, August 29, 11 a.m., at the Edgemere Fire Station #9, 6800 North Point Rd., 21219. 

County Executive Johnny Olszewski is scheduled to attend, along with Fire Chief Joanne Rund; John Sibiga Jr., president of Local 1311; and MDA's Stacy Alford.

Media are welcome.

Campaign Details

Over the years, Baltimore County firefighters have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help MDA fight neuromuscular disease.

Last year, "Fill the Boot" raised $68,000 in Baltimore County. The campaign hopes to exceed that amount this year.

Expect to see firefighters collecting money in their boots at intersections and along roads throughout the County during the fund drive period. Please help by donating, and drive safely as you approach and leave the "Fill the Boot" firefighters. 

Revised June 27, 2017