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Keyword: fatal pedestrian crash

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.

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.

Revised June 27, 2017