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Keyword: crash investigation

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing the investigation into a crash on Eastern Boulevard last night that killed one driver.

The preliminary investigation determined that a Dodge Journey made a left turn across traffic after exiting a parking lot in the 2800 block of Eastern Boulevard around 8:25 p.m. As the Dodge Journey pulled out onto Eastern Boulevard it was struck in the driver side door by an Acura Integra traveling eastbound on Eastern Boulevard. The driver and a passenger in the Dodge were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Acura was pronounced deceased at the scene. He is identified as Wade Bryant (41) of the 8700 block of Wise Avenue, 21222.

The Crash Investigation Team is working to determine all of the factors involved in this fatal crash.

UPDATE (May 9, 2019 8:59 a.m.):

The driver of the Chrysler that crashed into a BGE pole and a tree on Raphel Road, causing the occupants to be trapped inside when the vehicle caught fire in Kingsville on May 1, has died.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle by witnesses who stopped to help after the crash. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Burn Center in critical condition and died around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He is identified as Walter Paul Ross, Jr. (39) of the 1200 block of Pulaski Highway in Joppa, 21085.

The passenger in that crash, Samantha Muehleisen, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to work to determine what factors contributed to this crash.

UPDATE (May 3, 2019 3:19 p.m.):

The female passenger who died in a fatal crash on Raphel Road in Kingsville Wednesday evening has been positively identified as Samantha Jean Muehleisen (24) of the 600 block of Yorkshire Drive, 21040.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their investigation to determine the factors that contributed to this fatal crash. 

Original Release (May 2, 2019 12:53 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues investigating a fatal crash that happened in Kingsville yesterday evening.

Police were called to Raphel Road around 7 p.m. when a Chrysler 300 traveling northbound on Raphel Road near the intersection of Bradshaw Road crossed the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a BGE pole and then a tree, causing the vehicle to catch fire.

The driver and a female passenger in the vehicle both suffered life-threatening wounds and burn wounds during the crash. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene and has not yet been positively identified. The male driver was transported to an area hospital and remains in critical condition.

A Franklin Precinct officer has been transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment after a possible exposure to the dangerous synthetic opioid, fentanyl.

The officer was assisting in a multi-vehicle crash investigation on Hanover Pike near Bortner Road around 10:37 a.m. when she was alerted by medics to a possible narcotics violation. EMS personnel discovered a vial containing a suspected narcotic inside the medic unit after releasing one of the drivers who had been placed inside the medic for evaluation. The officer confiscated the substance and placed the driver under arrest for the suspected narcotics violation. She also conducted a search of the driver's vehicle for any additional illegal substances.

Around 11:42 a.m., while enroute to the Franklin Precinct with the arrestee and confiscated suspected narcotics, she began to feel nauseous and stopped the police vehicle on a parking lot at Hanover Pike and Glen Falls Road. Additional police and medics responded to that scene, transporting the officer to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment of a possible fentanyl exposure.

The officer is reported to be in good condition. The name of the arrested suspect is withheld pending formal charging.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017