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A late night crash in Dundalk killed a 51-year-old woman crossing Holabird Avenue yesterday.

The initial investigation indicates that the woman, identified as Theresa Lynn Pingley of the 7200 block of Holabird Avenue, 21222, was crossing Holabird Avenue just west of Stengel Avenue around 10:25 p.m. when she was struck by a GMC Acadia. The woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased about an hour after the crash.

The 36-year-old driver and a 23-year-old passenger of the GMC were not injured during the crash. They did remain at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to work to determine factors involved in this fatal crash.

Route 702 at East Homberg Avenue in Essex was closed through the afternoon commute while Baltimore County Police Crash Team investigators were on the scene of a serious crash, resulting in the death of an 83-year-old man.

The preliminary investigation indicates that just before 2:40 p.m. a Toyota Corolla was traveling westbound on East Homberg Avenue crossing Route 702 when it was struck on the passenger side by a Dodge Charger traveling southbound on Route 702, causing the Corolla to roll.

The driver of the Charger, a 32-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries by Maryland State Police Medevac. The driver of the Corolla suffered cardiac arrest at the scene and was transported to MedStar Franklin Square Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 3:37 p.m. He is identified as Marion Joseph Krolikowski (83) of the 1700 block of Hilltop Avenue, 21221.

Crash investigators continue to work to determine the factors involved in the cause of this fatal crash.

UPDATE (April 4, 2019 2 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police continue to work to seek closure for Maria Popal’s family in the hit-and-run death of their daughter nearly two weeks ago.

Maria Popal, child killed by a hit and run driverInvestigators from the Crash Investigation Team have obtained additional surveillance video from surrounding businesses that may contain images of the suspect vehicle, believed to be a 1990-1993 Honda Accord, as depicted in previously released video. The Honda would have incurred damage to the front passenger side area of the vehicle when it struck Maria and her aunt.

Maria turned 12-years-old just a month before she was hit and killed while crossing North Rolling Road with her pregnant aunt a little after 9 p.m. Friday night, March 22. Her aunt, a 32-year-old woman, continues to recover from the crash following her release from Sinai Hospital.

 Maria was looking forward to enrolling in 5th grade as she had just returned home after spending time with family in Afghanistan. She was the eldest child and only daughter of her parents, leaving behind two younger brothers, and was enjoying being reunited with her family. Maria loved math and was one of the highest rated students in her previous elementary school. Maria loved art, flowers, and riding her bike. She had a bright future ahead of her. 

Investigators are hoping that anyone with information about this tragic event will come forward immediately to help Maria’s family find closure by contacting police.

If you know who the driver of this Honda Accord is or if you have information about where this vehicle can be found, call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward when submitting tips in this case through Metro Crime Stoppers:

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

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UPDATE (March 26, 2019 11:13 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police Crash Team investigators continue to search for the vehicle responsible for the death of a 12-year-old girl and the critical injury of her pregnant aunt Friday night on North Rolling Road in Catonsville.

Suspect vehicle in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crashPolice have released this surveillance video of the suspect vehicle which can be seen fleeing the scene from left to right across the screen after the collision. The vehicle is believed to be an early 90's model Honda Accord that may have a black stripe or trim across the doors. The vehicle will likely have damage to the front passenger side corner of the vehicle. 

Anyone who sees a vehicle similar to this description should call 9-1-1 immediately or contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous. Every tip, regardless of how small, will be investigated. Tips received through Metro Crime Stoppers may also 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

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Original Release (March 23, 2019 9:16 a.m.):

A hit-and-run crash on North Rolling Road in Catonsville last night killed a child and critically injured a pregnant woman.

Police responded around 9:21 p.m. when the suspect vehicle, traveling southbound on North Rolling Road, struck both pedestrians as they crossed North Rolling Road at Johnnycake Road in an easterly direction. The suspect vehicle made no attempt to stop but continued fleeing in a southerly direction on North Rolling Road.

The woman, 32, was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening wounds but is in stable condition this morning. The condition of her pregnancy is unknown at the time of this posting.

The child, a 12-year-old girl identified as Maria Popal, was transported to Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The suspect vehicle has not yet been located. It has been described as an older model, possibly 1990-1991, Honda Accord that may be a darker colored vehicle. The Honda Accord should have damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information regarding this crash to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Tips submitted through Metro Crime Stoppers may also 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017