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Date: Jan 21, 2020

A man critically injured yesterday in a Windsor Mill dwelling fire has died.

The victim is Ronald Eugene Wallace, 71, of the 2800 block of Ridge Rd., 21244; this is the address of the fire.

Fire units were dispatched just after 2 p.m. to the single-family residence and found heavy smoke showing. Because the house is located in an area without hydrants, tankers were dispatched to supply additional water to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters found the victim just inside the front door on the main level of the home. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

A large portion of the first floor collapsed into the basement, necessitating the evacuation of fire personnel and hindering attempts by Baltimore County fire investigators to examine the scene. The fire remains under investigation. 

Just before 5:30 p.m. on January 19, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to Oakleigh Road at Putty Hill Avenue, 21234 for a crash. Police were able to determine that a 2006 Scion Xa was traveling south on Oakleigh Road, near Putty Hill Avenue, when the car struck the rear of a parked van. The struck van was forced into the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

The Scion continued into the northbound lane of Oakleigh Road and struck the front of a 2010 Ford Fusion that was traveling north on Oakleigh Road.

The driver of the Scion was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as Curtis Terrell Cooper, 39, of the 8600-block of Oakleigh Road, 21234. The driver and passenger inside the Ford Focus were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Baltimore County Police Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

Photo of fallen hero Sergeant Mark Parry, killed in the line-of-duty in 2002.Baltimore County Police Officers will be wearing mourning bands on their badges today in memory of a fallen hero.

On December 31, 2001, Sergeant Mark Parry was scheduled to be off but came into work so someone else could take off. He was on patrol on Joppa Road in Towson when a drunk driver struck the unmarked police car he was riding in. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later taken into custody.

Sergeant Parry was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries on January 21, 2002. He was married and the father of three children.

Revised June 27, 2017