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Keyword: fatal pedestrian crash

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing their investigation into a fatal crash on Liberty Road last night involving a Baltimore County Police officer.

At approximately 11:32 p.m. an officer from the Woodlawn Precinct was responding to a call of a home invasion with a possible shooting in the 7400 block of Lesada Drive, 21244, when he struck and killed a pedestrian in the center turn lane on Liberty Road.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the officer was traveling eastbound on Liberty Road in emergency status when he entered the center turn lane to bypass traffic that had backed up on Liberty Road near Meadowdale Drive, about two blocks west of Rolling Road. The officer struck 71-year-old Robert Louis Mayo of the 2800 block of Brighton Street, 21216 when he crossed Liberty Road and entered into the center turn lane in front of the police vehicle. He was not using a crosswalk to cross Liberty Road. After being struck by the police vehicle he was thrown into the westbound traffic lane where he was struck a second time by a Ford Explorer. Additional police and medics responded to the scene, where Mr. Mayo was pronounced deceased.

The officer was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Body Worn Camera footage has been reviewed and supports the initial findings of the investigation. It is not expected to be released publicly due to the graphic nature of the video. The officer's name will be released at a later date.

Ford Rowell (79) of the unit block of Weyburn Court in Rosedale was killed Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing North Dundalk Avenue in Dundalk.

Baltimore County Police Crash Team investigators have preliminarily determined that Mr. Rowell was crossing North Dundalk Avenue near Center Place around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, May 14, when he was struck by a 2014 GMC Sierra traveling southbound on North Dundalk Avenue. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died.

The Baltimore County Crash Team continues to investigate this incident.

UPDATE (March 1, 2018 10:22 a.m.):

Tips from the public following the initial release of this crash led investigators to a teal colored 1997 Buick LeSabre with extensive damage to the front grill, hood and windshield, also missing the front Buick emblem, that was abandoned without tags in the 700 block of Wedeman Avenue in Linthicum. Further investigation led officers to driver, who admitted his involvement. He is identified as Lloyd Edward Willey (62) of the 700 block of Wedeman Avenue, 21090.

Willey was arrested late last night and charged on citation with hit-and-run violations as well as driving unlicensed. The case will be forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office of Baltimore County for further review. He is presently being held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (February 28, 2018 2:32 p.m.):

Police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed on Annapolis Road last night as 35-year-old Thomas Fisher of no fixed address in Glen Burnie. Crash Team investigators continue to search for witnesses to this hit-and-run crash and clues to the identity of the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (February 28, 2018 12:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect vehicle or driver who killed a pedestrian in Landsdowne late last night.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was found laying in the southbound lane of Annapolis Road north of Hoffman Avenue near the Anne Arundel County line by a motorist who called 9-1-1 around 10:41 p.m. Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scene and began life-saving efforts. The man was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have not been able to locate any witnesses to the crash, but have identified the suspect vehicle as a 1997-1999 Buick LeSabre of an unknown color by evidence left at the scene. The suspect vehicle will have damage to the center front-end grill area, and will be missing the Buick emblem. The vehicle may also have denting damage to the hood and could have a cracked or shattered windshield.

Anyone who sees a Buick LeSabre with damage to the front grill area or has any information regarding the driver or suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This crash continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

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, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017