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Date: May 11, 2020

UPDATE (May 11, 2020 2:31 p.m.):

Investigators from the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team have located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver in this case. After consulting with the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County, the driver in this case will not be charged at this time, while the causes contributing to this crash continue to be investigated.

What occurred during the 2-minute interval between the time that the victim was reported yelling in the roadway and was struck by the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, remains in question. Investigators are continuing to look for answers as to how the victim was ultimately lying in the roadway when he was struck by the Malibu. 

Anyone who may have seen any portion of this incident take place is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Original Release (May 7, 2020 10:43 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash on Hammershire Road this afternoon that killed a pedestrian.

The details surrounding the fatal crash remain under investigation, but the preliminary investigation has determined that police initially received a call for a subject yelling in the street at Hammershire and Reisterstown Road at 3:41 p.m. Minutes later a second call was received for a subject lying in the roadway at the same location. Police have determined that the man, identified as Williard Eugene Scram (67) of the 900 block of Shirley Manor Road, 21136, was lying next to the curb in the southbound lane when he was struck by a passenger vehicle that continued southbound on Hammershire Road and turned westbound onto Reisterstown Road.

Scram was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Police are working to determine if Scram may have been struck by an additional vehicle, causing him to be lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle seen fleeing onto Reisterstown Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed any of these events, or may have any additional information, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate this incident.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Baltimore County Police are investigating several thefts from autos in Essex on Sunday.

Sometime between approximately 4:15 a.m. to 6:22 a.m. on May 10, eight parked cars in the unit block of Urbanwood Court, 21221, the 800 block of Dorsey Avenue, 21221 and the 400 block of Virginia Avenue, 21221 were broken into. The investigation determined that several suspects walked through the neighborhoods, targeting unlocked vehicles parked in residential driveways and on the street.  

As a reminder, please always lock your car doors and remove any visible and valuable items. Thefts from autos are crimes of opportunity that you can prevent. Additional crime prevention tips are available online.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the thefts. If anyone has residential security video or information that may lead to identifying the suspect responsible, please call the Essex Precinct at 410-887-0220 or dial 911. Callers may remain anonymous.

Revised June 27, 2017