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UPDATE (August 4, 2020 1:20 p.m.):

The front passenger in the crash on Ebenezer Road has died. He is identified as Conrad Ellsworth, 89, of the 600 block of Bowleys Quarters Road, 21220.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this crash.

UPDATE (July 24, 2020 12:08 p.m.):

Police Investigate Crash that Killed Two, Injured One

Baltimore County Police investigate a crash that left two dead and one hospitalized yesterday.

On July 23, just after 3 p.m., a 2013 Buick Lacrosse was traveling south on Ebenezer Rd. near Meyers Ln., 21162. The Buick drove off of the road for unknown reasons and struck a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and a Baltimore Gas and Electric pole in the 6000 block of Ebenezer Rd. The Chevrolet was parked and unoccupied when the crash occurred.

The driver of the Buick, identified as Shirley Ellsworth (84), and the rear passenger, identified as Leona Schleicher (83), both of the 600 block of Bowleys Quarters Rd., 21220, were pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. The front passenger, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He is in stable condition.

Investigators from the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (July 23, 2020 3:49 p.m.):

Police on Scene of Serious Crash on Ebenezer Road in Middle River

Baltimore County Police Crash Investigators are on the scene of a serious injury crash in Middle River.

Officers were dispatched at 3:14 p.m. after a vehicle struck another vehicle and a utility pole in the 5800 block of Ebenezer Road. At least one person is being transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Ebenezer Road will be closed for crash reconstruction into the evening hours. Motorists are encouraged to use White Marsh Boulevard as an alternative route.

A new, state-of-the-art White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. opens tomorrow, supported by a multi-million contribution from Baltimore County.

The new, $6.9 million station at 10331 Philadelphia Rd., 21162, replaces the White Marsh VFC facility at 5419 Ebenezer Rd., 21162.

BCoFD Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III is scheduled to attend tomorrow's grand opening.

"The White Marsh VFC is one of our top performing volunteer companies, but more than that, it's a model for volunteer companies everywhere," Preis said. "Its members understand that in the 21st century you have to run a company like a business while retaining a role as a valuable member of the local community."

Dedication ceremonies are scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m.

The County has contributed $3.7 million toward the project -- more than half of the new station's total cost. In addition to giving White Marsh a $1.7 million grant, the County will make all payments on a $2 million, 30-year loan.

Another $500,000 came from a loan fund established decades ago with county dollars to support the volunteer fire service with low-interest loans and grants. The fund is administered by the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association (BCVFA).

The White Marsh company paid for the remainder of the project through donations and grants from other sources.

The State of Maryland will take possession of the Ebenezer Road facility, which will be demolished and the site converted to open space.

Features

The new station features five engine bays, a modern training tower, a study area, a community/training room and four live-in bunk rooms  and six other dorms capable of sleeping 18 volunteer personnel. 

The Volunteer Fire Service

Twenty-nine volunteer fire companies support BCoFD and its 25 career stations. 

White Marsh is one of 21 volunteer companies that provides emergency medical service in addition to suppression service. White Marsh also provides rehab and canteen services to first responders at incidents throughout the county.

The volunteer companies operate under the BCVFA and are independent corporations. At emergency scenes, career and volunteer units operate under the same chain of command and operating procedures.

 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017