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Baltimore County Police are investigating a serious crash, involving multiple vehicles, that led to one fatality and left another injured.

Police responded on March 17, 2019 just after 2 a.m. to a crash in the area of westbound Route 702, west of the exit to southbound IS695. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Acura RDX was traveling westbound when it left the edge of the roadway and traveled into the median, then reentered the roadway and crossed over both lanes of westbound Route, colliding with a guardrail. 

The Acura RDX ultimately became disabled in the westbound travel lanes of Route 702. A second vehicle, a 2013 Acura TL, struck debris that was in the roadway as a result of the crash, causing it to also became disabled. A third vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Camry, then struck the resting Acura RDX. Finally, a fourth vehicle, a 2014 Hyundai, struck the 2005 Toyota Camry.

The driver of the 2005 Toyota Camry was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash and is expected to survive. 

The driver of the Acura RDX was pronounced deceased at the scene. He is identified as Elbert Charles Johns 3rd (32) of the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive, 21221.

This cause of this crash continues to be investigated by members of the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Investigation Team.

 

A 98-year-old woman died in last night's house fire in Cockeysville.

The victim has been identified by Baltimore County Police as Wanda Mary Shattuck of the 800 block of West Padonia Rd., 21030, where the fire occurred.

Fire units were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. for a dwelling fire that was fully involved when the first engine (Engine 503, Chestnut Ridge VFC) arrived. Neighbors reported that an elderly woman was inside the home. 

Fire crews entered the house, a single-story rancher, and located the victim. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

This was an aggressive fire exacerbated by high winds. At 11:52 p.m., Fire commanders evacuated all fire personnel from the structure due to unsafe and deteriorating conditions. From that point, fire crews used defensive operations to fight the fire. The fire, which destroyed the home, was knocked down at 12:46 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators continue to investigate the cause of this fire.

This one-alarm fire required additional apparatus, including a tanker strike team to provide additional water. About 30 pieces of equipment responded. 

Update (1/9/19 2:15 p.m.) 

The officer involved in the January 6 fatal crash during a carjacking and subsequent pursuit is Police Officer First Class Corbin. Officer Corbin is a 5-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department and is assigned to the Woodlawn Precinct. The investigation is continuing at this time.

Update (1/7/19 3:00 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have charged the second suspect involved in the January 6th carjacking, as an adult. Taron Donta Kelly, 16, of the 5000-block of Truesdale Avenue, 21206 faces several charges including armed robbery, armed carjacking, motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun and being a minor in possession of a handgun. Kelly is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update (1/7/19 1:45 p.m.) 

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect who was struck by the police vehicle during the carjacking incident on January 6th. Dion Lamar Taylor, 20, of the 3200-block of West Rogers Avenue, 21215, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police and Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigations at this time. 

Original (1/6/19 10:07 p.m.) 

Just before 4:00 p.m. on January 6, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the 3400-block of Merle Drive, 21244 for a carjacking. The victim, a pizza delivery driver, told police that three suspects threatened him and stole his car. Afterwards, a Baltimore County officer saw the car on Liberty Road at Essex Road. The officer attempted to stop the car, but the suspects fled. Police pursued the suspects and saw the suspects throw a handgun from the car on Liberty Road at Northern Parkway. Police were able to recover the gun. The three suspects then jumped out of the car on Northern Parkway at Highgate Drive. One suspect was struck in the roadway by one of the pursuing police vehicles. Another suspect was arrested, and the third suspect continued to flee. The third suspect is still being sought by police. The suspect struck by the police car was pronounced deceased at the scene. Baltimore Police did assist County officers at the crash scene.

Baltimore Police are leading the crash investigation. None of the involved officers were injured during the incident. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017