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A pedestrian crossing the street on her way home in Pikesville last night was struck by a car and killed.

Police responded to the scene on Chelwood Road at Smith Avenue at 7:49 p.m. after the woman, identified as Deborah R. Friedman (51) of the 6600 block of Chelwood Road, 21209, attempted to cross Chelwood Road outside of a crosswalk and was struck by a Lexus turning left onto Chelwood Road from Smith Avenue. The woman was transported by Baltimore County EMS to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma where she was pronounced deceased.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this fatal crash. The driver of the Lexus did remain at the scene and was not injured.

Baltimore County Police investigated two separate fatal crashes involving motorcycles last night.

The first crash occurred on the west side of the county around 6:12 p.m. when a motorcycle traveling south on Black Rock Road north of Falls Road lost control in a curve in the roadway and collided with a guardrail support pole. Baltimore County EMS responded and pronounced the rider deceased at the scene. He is identified as Kevin Dwayne Petty (48) of the 1300 block of Hillcrest Street, 21074.

The second crash occurred on the east side of the county just after 7 p.m. when a Volkswagen Jetta attempted to make a left turn onto Allender Road from Philadelphia Road in front of an oncoming motorcycle which struck the front passenger side of the Jetta. The adult male operator of the motorcycle suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. A female passenger of the motorcycle, identified as Ashley Lynn Simpson (27) of the 7900 block of 35th Street, 21218, suffered critical injuries and was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Jetta was uninjured and remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate the factors involved in both of these fatal crashes.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is investigating after a woman was discovered dead in her vehicle after colliding with a construction trailer off of Bethlehem Boulevard near I-695 in Sparrows Point Saturday morning.

Crash Investigators have determined that the vehicle, a Jeep Patriot, was exiting I-695 onto Bethlehem Boulevard but continued across Bethlehem Boulevard and came to a stop after colliding with a the construction trailer in a construction area in the 6300 block of Cold Mill Road. A witness reported seeing the vehicle there around 7 a.m. but thought it was a construction worker's vehicle. The woman was discovered deceased in the driver's seat shortly after 10 a.m. and reported to police.

The driver is identified as Maria Cloelia Eder (74) of the 500 block of Queen Anne Avenue, 21113. Her body has been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy to determine cause of death.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017