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Date: Jul 20, 2020

Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash early Sunday morning.

Police were called to the scene when a Honda Accord leaving the driveway of a residence in the 20300 block of Middletown Road, 21053 pulled out in front of a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle traveling westbound. The Chevelle struck the Accord on the passenger side, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway and slide into a field.

The driver of the Accord suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the Chevelle was pronounced deceased at the scene and has not been positively identified.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to determine all of the factors involved in this fatal crash.

Update (July 20, 2020 9:39 a.m.)

Police have identified the bicyclist killed in a crash on Peninsula Expressway last Monday morning as John Roger Koop, Jr., 64 years old, of the 7500 block of Westfield Road, 21222.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (July 13, 2020 4:42 p.m.)

Police are investigating what factors led to the crash that killed a bicyclist on Peninsula Expressway early this morning.

Officers were called to the scene near Bethlehem Boulevard at 4:39 a.m. after the driver of  2018 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling northbound on Peninsula Expressway and struck the bicycle from behind, which was also traveling northbound on Peninsula Expressway. The bicyclist, an adult man, was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this fatal crash. The identity of the decedent is withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Revised June 27, 2017