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Keyword: hit and run crash

Baltimore County Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Dundalk this morning. 

The woman, identified as Susan Marie Penix (49) of the 7800 block of Harold Road, was walking in the alley behind her home when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene around 9:47 a.m.

Penix was able to get back to her home where her roommate called 9-1-1. She was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where she later died.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is conducting the investigation into this incident and is asking anyone who may have information to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

The suspect in a deliberate hit-and-run crash in Lochearn yesterday morning has been arrested and charged with assault and other related criminal and vehicular charges.

William Eugene Brown Jr. (24) of the 1000 block of Craftswood Road, 21228, was arrested at his home around 11 a.m. yesterday following multiple calls to 9-1-1 regarding a crash at Patterson and Wildwood Avenue at about 7:50 a.m. indicating that the drivers of the vehicles were fighting. The driver of the suspect vehicle, Brown, fled the scene before police arrived.

The investigation revealed that Brown, driving a blue 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, was following the victim eastbound on Wildwood Avenue. When the victim's vehicle, a Chevrolet Impala, stopped at the intersection at Patterson Avenue the suspect rear-ended the victim's Impala, pushing the Impala into the intersection where it was struck again on the passenger side by a Dodge Challenger. The Impala was pushed across the intersection where it struck the front of a brick home. Brown responded in his vehicle to the crash site and began a verbal confrontation with the driver of the Impala, then attempted to physically fight with both the driver and another adult passenger before getting back into his Cavalier and attempting to strike the other driver with his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Three occupants of the Impala, including the adult driver, an adult male passenger, and a toddler were transported to an area hospital with suspected minor injuries. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured and did remain at the scene.

Police indicated that there were conflicting accounts given by both drivers of what precipitated the initial crash on Wildwood Avenue.

Brown is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is now investigating a hit and run crash that happened last Monday after one of the involved occupants died this afternoon.

Sandra Janette Watkins (77) of the 300 block of Blue Grass Lane, 21074, was a passenger in a 2018 GMC Yukon involved in a 3-car collision on I-795/Butler Road and Westminster Pike on Monday. A 1993 Ford F-150 ran a red light while traveling westbound on Westminster Pike and was struck by a 2017 Ford F-350 traveling northbound on I-795 on a green light, causing the suspect vehicle to strike the Yukon that Watkins was traveling in as it was making a left turn from I-795 onto westbound Westminster Pike.

The suspect vehicle then fled westbound on Westminster Pike and was later located by Maryland State Police in Carroll County. The driver, identified as Jay Michael Perkins (56) of the 700 block of William Avenue in Westminster, 21157, was arrested and charged for the hit-and-run crash in Baltimore County along with additional charges for violations committed in Carroll County.

At the time the crash was reported all of the remaining drivers and passengers declined medical attention. Watkins began to feel ill the following day and was transported to Sinai Hospital. She died this afternoon.

The BCoPD Crash Investigation Team will continue to investigate all of the factors in this crash and present their findings to the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County for review, at which time Perkins may face additional charges.

No booking photo is available as Perkins was arrested in Carroll County.

Revised June 27, 2017