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Update (1/9/19 2:15 p.m.) 

The officer involved in the January 6 fatal crash during a carjacking and subsequent pursuit is Police Officer First Class Corbin. Officer Corbin is a 5-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department and is assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. The investigation is continuing at this time.

Update (1/7/19 3:00 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have charged the second suspect involved in the January 6th carjacking, as an adult. Taron Donta Kelly, 16, of the 5000-block of Truesdale Avenue, 21206 faces several charges including armed robbery, armed carjacking, motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun and being a minor in possession of a handgun. Kelly is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 











Update (1/7/19 1:45 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect who was struck by the police vehicle during the carjacking incident on January 6th. Dion Lamar Taylor, 20, of the 3200-block of West Rogers Avenue, 21215, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police and Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigations at this time. 

Original (1/6/19 10:07 p.m.) 

Just before 4:00 p.m. on January 6, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3400-block of Merle Drive, 21244 for a carjacking. The victim, a pizza delivery driver, told police that three suspects threatened him and stole his car. Afterwards, a Baltimore County officer saw the car on Liberty Road at Essex Road. The officer attempted to stop the car, but the suspects fled. Police pursued the suspects and saw the suspects throw a handgun from the car on Liberty Road at Northern Parkway. Police were able to recover the gun. The three suspects then jumped out of the car on Northern Parkway at Highgate Drive. One suspect was struck in the roadway by one of the pursuing police vehicles. Another suspect was arrested, and the third suspect continued to flee. The third suspect is still being sought by police. The suspect struck by the police car was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police did assist County officers at the crash scene.

Baltimore Police are leading the crash investigation. None of the involved officers were injured during the incident. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

At 5:25 p.m. on January 6, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to a fatal crash involving a dirt bike in the area of Hollins Ferry Road and Third Avenue, 21227. Crash team investigators determined that the dirt bike was traveling north on Hollins Ferry Road when the driver fell off of the bike. The driver of the bike was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The driver was identified as James Lee Divers, 18, of the 2000-block of North Bentalou Street, 21216. Officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

Update: 12/13/18 2:45 p.m.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team initially have determined that the pedestrian attempted to cross the northbound lane of Reisterstown Road and was not using a crosswalk.

The patient, a 33-year-old man, remains in critical condition at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Original: 12/12/18 10:20 p.m.

A pedestrian was flown to Shock Trauma this evening with injuries sustained in a crash involving a Baltimore County Fire Department medic unit.

The victim, a man, was in critical condition, but was stable, when he was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Dispatchers received a call at 8:24 p.m. for a motor vehicle crash involving the Garrison Fire Station's Medic 19. The crash occurred in the northbound lane of Reisterstown Road, just before the intersection with McDonogh Road.

Medic 19 was returning to the station after delivering a patient to Shock Trauma; it was not in emergency mode. When the crash occurred, the two occupants of the medic -- an EMT who was driving and a paramedic -- immediately got out and provided emergency medical care to the victim. They called for additional medical help, for the police and for the Medevac.

The paramedic and EMT were not injured. A BCoFD Critical Incident Stress Management Team, which provides counseling and care for personnel involved in traumatic incidents, responded.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team responded and will investigate this crash.

Revised June 27, 2017