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Keyword: fatal pedestrian crash

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.

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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

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UPDATE (December 16, 2018 10:30 a.m.): 

Baltimore County Police recently received information that led to the identification of the suspect and the vehicle involved in the December 8th fatal hit and run crash. The suspect has been identified as Man Bahadur Gurung, 36, of the 1400-block of Chesaco Avenue, 21237. Investigators were able to locate evidence that linked the vehicle, a grey 2017 Toyota Tundra and suspect to the crash that resulted in the death of Mzimazisi Ncube (20) of the 300 block of Burke Avenue, 21286.

Police have charged Gurung with four charges relating to the crash, including failing to remain at the scene of a fatal accident and additional charges. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

 

 

 

UPDATE (December 13, 2018 3:30 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team now believes it is more likely that the suspect vehicle that killed 20-year-old Mzimazisi Ncube on North Charles Street late Sunday night is a Toyota Tundra. Police have received some tips from the public but nothing concrete as of yet.

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 and has offered up to a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case.

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

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Original Release (December 9, 2018 9:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help locating the suspect vehicle that hit and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian on North Charles Street in Towson last night.

Police are looking for a 2007-2019 Toyota Tundra or Toyota Sequoia truck with a driver side mirror that has the mirror glass broken out and the mirror cover missing. There could also be damage to the front of the vehicle on the driver side.

The pedestrian was crossing North Charles Street south of Ruxton Ridge Road around 10:30 p.m. when the suspect vehicle, a Toyota Tundra or Sequoia, traveling northbound on North Charles Street, stuck him on the driver side of the vehicle and continued to flee the scene northbound on North Charles Street. After the pedestrian was knocked to the ground he was struck by a second passing vehicle, a Mercedes, that stopped at the scene and called 911. 

The pedestrian, identified as Mzimazisi Ncube (20) of the 300 block of Burke Avenue, 21286, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police are asking anyone who sees a Toyota Tundra or a Toyota Sequoia of any color that is missing the cover and glass on the driver side exterior mirror today to contact police by calling 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1. The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate this incident this morning.

UPDATE (October 19, 2018 1:05 p.m.):

The seven year old child killed when she darted out in front of a work van across from Sandalwood Elementary School yesterday as school was letting out is identified as Na Tasha Newman of the 1000 block of Punjab Drive, 21221.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team is continuing to follow up on this incident.

Original Release (October 18, 2018 9:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash involving a second grade student at Sandalwood Elementary School in Essex. 

Police were dispatched to the driveway of a townhome community across from the school around 3:26 p.m. where the girl was struck by a white work van.  The preliminary investigation indicates that she was running down the sidewalk after a group of children when she darted out in front of the van as it began to exit the townhome community onto South Marlyn Avenue.

The first officer arrived on the scene at 3:28 p.m. and immediately began CPR on the 7-year-old child, who was rushed to Franklin Square Hospital by responding medics. She was later pronounced deceased. The driver remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct crash reconstruction and will continue the investigation into this fatal crash.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017