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An officer on patrol in Precinct 4, Pikesville, this morning discovered a single vehicle crash that occurred overnight, killing the driver.

The officer found the vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer, on Essex Road near Queen Anne Road at about 5:18 a.m. The preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Essex Road when it crossed over the northbound lane and struck a tree head-on.

The driver is identified as Phillip Lamont Washington Jr (23) of the 7200 block of Fairbrook Road in Windsor Mill.

Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the circumstances of this crash.

Original release (August 8, 2016 9:59 p.m.):

Four people were taken to area hospitals when  the driver of a white Infiniti crashed into another car after fleeing a traffic stop in Precinct 2, Woodlawn, early Monday evening. 
At approximately 5:47 p.m. an officer made a traffic stop on the Infiniti on Essex Road in Woodlawn. As the officer was walking up to the stopped Infiniti it suddenly accelerated and fled the traffic stop.  The officer returned to the patrol car and began a search of the area for the violator. 
At approximately 5:49 p.m. the officer came upon a serious crash scene near the intersection of Brompton Road and St. Lukes Lane involving the white Infiniti and a black Nissan Altima, which injured all three of the Nissan's occupants, including two children. 
The initial investigation revealed that the white Infiniti struck the black Nissan, pushing it into a tree with such force that the tree broke and fell. 
The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old man, and his two sons, ages 9 and 14, were taken to area hospitals, all with serious injuries. 
The 26-year-old male driver of the suspect vehicle, who is pending various traffic and criminal charges, was immediately apprehended and transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. 
The Baltimore County Crash Team will continue to investigate this incident.

UPDATE (March 18, 2016  2:34 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man killed in the March 15 hit and run crash in Lochearn as 29-year-old Matthew Dennis Robinson of the 6000 block of Liberty Road 21207.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (March 16, 2016  1:46 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the pedestrian that was killed in this incident. His information will be released after his family is notified.

Original release (March 16, 2016  11:08 a.m.):

At 8:25 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to the area of Liberty Road and Essex Road 21207 for a serious crash.
The initial investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2001 Mercedes E430 was traveling west-bound on Liberty Road approaching Sedgemoor Road. The vehicle struck an adult male pedestrian that was in the center lane and continued west-bound. As the vehicle continued on Liberty Road, it lost control and struck a 2014 Honda Accord that was traveling east-bound and ran head-on into an MTA bus.
The driver of the Mercedes, believed to be a male, exited the vehicle and fled the scene after the crash.
The pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. He has not been identified yet. The driver of the Honda Accord, the driver of the MTA bus, and at least three bus passengers were transported area hospitals for treatment.
This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
Revised October 16, 2020               
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