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Keyword: fatal crash investigation

UPDATE (March 15, 2020 9:15 p.m.):

Investigators have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on Falls Road early this morning as Millard Marvin Sanders Jr (53) of the 1500 block of Undercliff Avenue in Bronx, New York. Sanders was reported missing from his home on February 22 and reportedly had a medical condition that may have caused him to behave erratically. 

Original Release (March 15, 2020 4:40 p.m.):

Police are investigating after a stolen vehicle crashed on Falls Road this morning, killing the driver.

The preliminary investigation determined that the vehicle, a Honda Accord, was being driven north on Falls Road north of Padonia Road just before 7 a.m. when the driver lost control and left the roadway on the right shoulder. The Honda struck a utility pole and overturned, ejecting the driver from the vehicle. Investigators believe that speed may be a factor in this crash and do not believe the driver was wearing a safety belt.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Baltimore City this morning. Investigators have not yet identified the driver killed in the crash. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to work to identify the driver and further the investigation into the factors that contributed to this crash.

Anyone who may have information that could assist investigators should call 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (October 24, 2019 1:54 p.m.):

The pole in this fatal crash was previously identified as a BGE pole. The pole was erroneously marked and has been discovered to be a utility pole connecting communications cables to the opposite side of Charles Street.

Original Release (October 22, 2019 3:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is investigating a fatal crash this morning in Towson involving a high school student.

Kayla Winter Perry (17) of the unit block of Phlox Circle, 21117, a 12th grade student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, died this morning of injuries sustained when she exited her vehicle after a minor collision on Charles Street near the entrance to Loyola Blakefield High School.

Perry was traveling northbound on Charles Street at approximately 7:13 a.m. when she lost control of her Honda Accord and struck the curb, causing her vehicle to ride up onto a guardrail and slide into a BGE pole. The BGE pole broke and fell to the ground, pulling wires tight across the north and southbound lanes of Charles Street. Perry exited her vehicle, and while she was standing outside the vehicle a box truck traveling southbound struck the low-hanging wires, which in turn struck and threw Perry onto the shoulder of the road. Baltimore County EMS responded to the scene and initiated life-saving measures, transporting Perry to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

Two additional vehicles were also struck by the stretched wires causing damage to both vehicles. One of those drivers suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital. No other drivers involved reported suffering injuries.

The crash caused major delays during the morning rush hour in the Towson area, closing Charles Street from Chestnut Avenue through Kenilworth Drive until approximately 11 a.m.

The Baltimore County Police Department remains in contact with the Baltimore County Public School System regarding this crash. Counselors will be available to students for the following several days. Anyone suffering an emotional crisis as a result of this loss is encouraged to contact the school for resources at 443-809-2775 or contact the Baltimore County Police Mobile Crisis Hotline at 410-931-2214. For an immediate officer response dial 9-1-1.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017