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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.

UPDATE (September 14, 2017 4:14 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team has recovered the suspect vehicle involved in Monday's hit-and-run death of 23-year-old Kyle Marshall.

The vehicle, a purple 2012 Hyundai Sonata, was located in the 900 block of Sun Circle Way in Essex after a concerned citizen reported it as a suspicious vehicle parked near their residence.

The Crash Investigation Team obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, towing it to Police Headquarters yesterday for the recovery of evidence. A suspect has not yet been identified in this case, but police are continuing to investigate.

Original Release (September 11, 2017 2:24 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating the vehicle and driver who struck and killed a young man crossing Eastern Boulevard on Stemmers Run Road with his mother just after midnight.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that around 12:48 a.m. the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Eastern Boulevard as it crossed through the intersection at Stemmers Run Road. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Kyle Emmanuel Marshall of the 1500 block of Doolittle Road in Essex, 21221, was crossing Eastern Boulevard with his mother when he was struck by the vehicle, which made no attempt to stop and continued to flee eastbound on Eastern Boulevard. Baltimore County EMS personnel responded to the scene where they pronounced the victim deceased. His mother was unharmed during the incident.

Police believe the suspect vehicle may be a purple colored Hyundai Elantra similar to the image depicted below or a similar type of vehicle. It is likely to have damage to the front driver side area, including a broken out headlamp and front side tag light, a portion of the front driver side bumper damaged or torn off, and possible damage to the front grill area and windshield.

Anyone with information on this suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate circumstances of this fatal hit-and-run crash.

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Revised June 27, 2017