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UPDATE (March 15, 2020 9:15 p.m.):

Investigators have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on Falls Road early this morning as Millard Marvin Sanders Jr (53) of the 1500 block of Undercliff Avenue in Bronx, New York. Sanders was reported missing from his home on February 22 and reportedly had a medical condition that may have caused him to behave erratically. 

Original Release (March 15, 2020 4:40 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a stolen vehicle crashed on Falls Road this morning, killing the driver.

The preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle, a Honda Accord, was being driven north on Falls Road north of Padonia Road just before 7 a.m. when the driver lost control and left the roadway on the right shoulder. The Honda struck a utility pole and overturned, ejecting the driver from the vehicle. Investigators believe that speed may be a factor in this crash and do not believe the driver was wearing a safety belt.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Baltimore City this morning. Investigators have not yet identified the driver killed in the crash. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to work to identify the driver and further the investigation into the factors that contributed to this crash.

Anyone who may have information that could assist investigators should call 410-307-2020.

The driver of a car that collided this morning with a charter bus in the intersection of Falls Road at Brick Store Road, 21074, has died.

The victim is identified as Joel William Drawbaugh (19) of Havre De Grace.

BCoPD and EMS personnel from Baltimore County and Carroll County fire services responded to the scene at about 10:50 a.m. The first-arriving unit, Medic 855 (Upperco VFC), found a serious crash involving a black Infiniti G37x and a charter bus carrying 41 students from St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel on their way to a retreat at River Valley Ranch in Manchester.

The patient in the Infiniti was heavily entrapped. Fire and rescue personnel freed him from the vehicle at 11:31 a.m. A Maryland State Police Medevac was requested but was cancelled when the patient went into trauma arrest. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Confirmation of his death was delayed pending proper notification of his family.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Infiniti was traveling southbound on Falls Road north of Brick Store Road. The charter bus had become stuck while attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Falls Road from eastbound Brick Store Road. As the Infiniti entered the intersection it  struck the rear driver side of the bus.

Seven passengers and the driver of the bus were transported to Carroll Hospital Center, all with minor injuries.

Falls Road remained closed between Gunpowder Road and Beckleysville Road into the afternoon rush hour during crash reconstruction efforts.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the cause of this fatal crash.

The Baltimore County Police Department is attempting to identify three suspects responsible for robbing the Royal Farms Store located in the 6000-block of Falls Road, 21209 on August 10, 2018. Just after 11:00 a.m., the suspects walked into the convenience store, brandished handguns, and then forced the store clerk to remove money from the cash register. The first suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, 5’11”-6’1,” 200-220 pounds, wearing a black and white baseball cap, white long sleeve shirt, black nylon athletic pants, and black shoes. The second suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, approximately the same height and weight, wearing a black and white baseball cap, long sleeve green shirt, grey “Jordan” sweatpants, and black shoes. The third suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”-6’0,” 210-230 pounds, with a bald head, wearing wire-framed glasses, a green and white short sleeve plaid shirt, black jeans, and black shoes.

If anyone has information about this armed robbery or about the three suspects, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. You can also contact Metro Crime Stoppers and be eligible for a reward.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

  

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017