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On the afternoon of May 16 Baltimore County Police responded to a single-car crash in the unit-block of Cliffholme Road, 21117. Crash Team investigators determined that a 2016 Nissan Sentra was attempting to back down a driveway when the car veered off of the roadway and slid down an embankment. The car overturned and came to rest on the passenger inside a small stream. Baltimore County Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to the crash scene at 4:45 p.m. where they found two patients trapped. Crews freed both patients by 5:06 p.m.

The driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger has been identified as Harriet Lee Tamres, 72, of the 7200-block of Chalkstone Drive, 21208. The Crash Team continues to investigate.

Just before 3:30 p.m. on May 15 Baltimore County Police responded to a pedestrian-involved crash at Pulaski Highway and Rossville Boulevard, 21237 in the White Marsh Precinct. 

The preliminary investigation shows that the pedestrian, 44-year-old George Galen Nelson, III, with no fixed address, was struck by a 2006 Ford E250 van which was traveling west on Pulaski Highway. Nelson was struck when he entered the path of the van, which remained at the scene. This intersection does not have a crosswalk or a pedestrian signal. 

The pedestrian was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased. The investigation is on-going at this time, conducted by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

A 68-year-old man has died of injuries suffered as a result of a kitchen fire in a Lansdowne apartment building.

The victim is William Melvin Riggins, of the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227. He died May 11, one day after a small, accidental grease fire.

The fire was dispatched at 7:41 p.m. on May 10. 

The victim was transported to St. Agnes Hospital with minor smoke inhalation.  He was transferred to a local hospice facility for treatment of complications from the smoke inhalation and a preexisting illness and died at that facility.

This victim is the fifth fire fatality in Baltimore County so far this year.

Revised June 27, 2017