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UPDATE (October 24, 2019 1:54 p.m.):

The pole in this fatal crash was previously identified as a BGE pole. The pole was erroneously marked and has been discovered to be a utility pole connecting communications cables to the opposite side of Charles Street.

Original Release (October 22, 2019 3:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is investigating a fatal crash this morning in Towson involving a high school student.

Kayla Winter Perry (17) of the unit block of Phlox Circle, 21117, a 12th grade student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, died this morning of injuries sustained when she exited her vehicle after a minor collision on Charles Street near the entrance to Loyola Blakefield High School.

Perry was traveling northbound on Charles Street at approximately 7:13 a.m. when she lost control of her Honda Accord and struck the curb, causing her vehicle to ride up onto a guardrail and slide into a BGE pole. The BGE pole broke and fell to the ground, pulling wires tight across the north and southbound lanes of Charles Street. Perry exited her vehicle, and while she was standing outside the vehicle a box truck traveling southbound struck the low-hanging wires, which in turn struck and threw Perry onto the shoulder of the road. Baltimore County EMS responded to the scene and initiated life-saving measures, transporting Perry to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

Two additional vehicles were also struck by the stretched wires causing damage to both vehicles. One of those drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No other drivers involved reported suffering injuries.

The crash caused major delays during the morning rush hour in the Towson area, closing Charles Street from Chestnut Avenue through Kenilworth Drive until approximately 11 a.m.

The Baltimore County Police Department remains in contact with the Baltimore County Public School System regarding this crash. Counselors will be available to students for the following several days. Anyone suffering an emotional crisis as a result of this loss is encouraged to contact the school for resources at 443-809-2775 or contact the Baltimore County Police Mobile Crisis Hotline at 410-931-2214. For an immediate officer response dial 9-1-1.

One man is dead after a crash just after midnight on Charles Street in Towson.

At 12:25 a.m. on September 16, 2017 Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on Charles Street, south of Gatehouse Drive. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling northbound on Charles Street, when it struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway.

The pedestrian was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Albert John Olszewski Jr., 65, of the 8600 block of David Way in Baltimore, MD.

The Baltimore County Police Department Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident.

UPDATE (July 6, 2017 11:10 a.m.):

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect in the death of bicyclist Aaron Laciny. To be eligible for this reward all tips must be submitted through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted directly to police in this case by calling 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (June 27, 2017 3:10 p.m.):

Crash investigators have determined that the vehicle of a citizen who came forward to police last week is involved in the crash sequence, but is not the first vehicle to strike the cyclist on Charles Street that night.

Police have released an additional video from the Exxon Station that depicts a vehicle traveling in the same direction as the cyclist, Aaron Laciny, just after he passed through the same intersection. It is believed that this vehicle may be involved in the hit-and-run crash that resulted in Aaron Laciny's death.

The vehicle of interest is seen stopped at the traffic light at the top of the video, then begins to travel to the left side of the screen. It is believed to be a lighter colored sedan type vehicle. Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (June 21, 2017 3:26 p.m.):

Crash Investigators continue to search for answers after a citizen came forward to report that they may have been involved in the hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a cyclist on Charles Street Monday night.

Police were called to the 300 block of Overbrook Road this morning after the citizen saw media coverage of the crash and recalled striking what they believed to be debris left in the roadway Monday night. Crash investigators believe that the citizen’s vehicle may be a participant in the crash sequence, but continue working to identify all possible leads.

Crash investigators were also able to locate surveillance video from a nearby Exxon Station that depicts the cyclist passing by just prior to the crash. A second video depicts vehicles traveling away from the crash site just after the crash occurred. Police are asking anyone with information on any driver or vehicle they believe may have been involved in this crash to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (June 20, 2017 9:45 a.m.):

A 20-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver last night in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Precinct 6/Towson.

Aaron Michael Laciny, 20, of the 1300 block of S. Charles Street, 21230, was transported last night with life-threatening injuries to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. Investigators believe he was struck by two separate vehicles.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team was called to the scene just after 10:30 p.m. for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle in the 6200 block of Charles Street in Towson.

Preliminary investigation shows that Laciny was operating a bicycle in the southbound  lane on Charles Street when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Charles Street is a four-lane road, and Laciny was riding his bicycle in the left lane, nearest to the center  line.

Investigation indicates that the vehicle that first struck the bicyclist failed to remain at the scene of the crash.

The bicyclist was struck by a second vehicle, a Cadillac automobile, as it came upon  the crash scene in the dark. The operator of that vehicle contacted police immediately and remained at the scene.

Investigators seek the public's assistance in locating the vehicle that initially struck Aaron Laciny's bicycle. Investigators believe the collision may have taken place somewhere near the area of North Charles Street and Charlesbrooke Road.

The vehicle involved in this collision may have front end damage to its bumper. Police ask anyone with other descriptive information about the suspect vehicle -- or with any other information about this incident -- to come forward as soon as possible. Contact police at 410-307-2020.

Laciny's bicycle was not equipped with reflectors or lights, and the bicyclist was not wearing reflective clothing. He was wearing a helmet.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this crash.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017