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Keyword: fatal crash

The driver involved in a single-vehicle crash in Windsor Mill on Sunday has died.

Vick Kevin Smith (55) of the 4200 block of Rolland View Avenue, 21215, died this morning at Sinai Hospital, where he was taken following the crash.

Smith was driving a 2002 Nissan Xterra westbound in the 8700 block of Dogwood Road, 21244, around 5:30 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn down an embankment. Smith suffered critical injuries and was transported to Sinai Hospital for treatment. A passenger was also transported to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to work to determine all of the factors involved in this fatal crash.

UPDATE (May 11, 2020 2:31 p.m.):

Investigators from the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team have located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver in this case. After consulting with the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County, the driver in this case will not be charged at this time, while the causes contributing to this crash continue to be investigated.

What occurred during the 2-minute interval between the time that the victim was reported yelling in the roadway and was struck by the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, remains in question. Investigators are continuing to look for answers as to how the victim was ultimately lying in the roadway when he was struck by the Malibu. 

Anyone who may have seen any portion of this incident take place is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Original Release (May 7, 2020 10:43 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash on Hammershire Road this afternoon that killed a pedestrian.

The details surrounding the fatal crash remain under investigation, but the preliminary investigation has determined that police initially received a call for a subject yelling in the street at Hammershire and Reisterstown Road at 3:41 p.m. Minutes later a second call was received for a subject lying in the roadway at the same location. Police have determined that the man, identified as Williard Eugene Scram (67) of the 900 block of Shirley Manor Road, 21136, was lying next to the curb in the southbound lane when he was struck by a passenger vehicle that continued southbound on Hammershire Road and turned westbound onto Reisterstown Road.

Scram was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Police are working to determine if Scram may have been struck by an additional vehicle, causing him to be lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle seen fleeing onto Reisterstown Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed any of these events, or may have any additional information, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate this incident.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

A dog that fled the vehicle involved in a fatal crash in White Marsh yesterday afternoon has been located.

Around 1:37 p.m. a Dodge Ram traveling northbound on Campbell Boulevard near Town Center Court collided with the driver side of a Suzuki Grand Vitara stopped in the southbound left turn lane, causing minor damage to the Suzuki. The Dodge crossed back over both northbound lanes and left the roadway, striking a tree head-on and catching fire.

Baltimore County Police, Fire, and EMS personnel responded to the scene. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver's dog, seen fleeing from the Dodge following the crash, could not be located during a search of the area by police yesterday. Family members took painstaking efforts to search the area again today and were able to locate the dog.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their work to positively identify the decedent.



Revised June 27, 2017