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UPDATE (July 26, 2018 1:55 p.m.):

Booking photo of Callie SchwarzmanBaltimore County Police have arrested and charged the woman responsible for striking and killing a woman and her grandchild while they were taking an early morning walk on Monday.

Callie Noble Schwarzman (22) of the 200 block of Chantrey Road in Timonium was arrested Tuesday night on a warrant for violation of probation for a drunk driving offense in Carroll County in June of 2017. Investigators obtained a warrant for her arrest yesterday morning for DUI and vehicular homicide charges related to the deaths of 60-year-old Deborah Limmer and 5-year-old Delaney Gaddis.

While the Baltimore County Crash Team continues their investigation into the early Monday morning crash, preliminary findings indicate that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Girdwood Road when Schwarzman lost control just south of Treherne Road, veering across the roadway and onto the sidewalk, striking Deborah Limmer and Delaney Gaddis, who was being pushed in a stroller up the sidewalk toward Treherne Road. The vehicle returned to the roadway and stopped just before Londonderry Road.

During the course of the initial investigation a search warrant for the Kia Sorento that Schwarzman was driving at the time of the crash was obtained and evidence of alcohol and controlled dangerous substance was recovered. Schwarzman, who was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, consented to a blood test which was submitted to the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division for analysis. The results of the test remain pending.

After consulting with the Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore County, Schwarzman is preliminarily charged with the following traffic-related offenses and remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Driving While Impaired by Alcohol
  • Driving While so far Impaired by Drugs/ Drugs & Alcohol Cannot Drive Safely
  • Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS)
  • Negligent Manslaughter by Automobile (2 counts)
  • Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol (2 counts)
  • Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs (2 counts)
  • Homicide by Motor Vehicle While Impaired by CDS (2 counts)

Original Release (July 23, 2018 3:38 p.m.):

A grandmother and her granddaughter were killed when they were struck by a vehicle while taking a morning walk in Lutherville-Timonium this morning.

Police and Fire/EMS responded to Girdwood Road just north of Londonderry Road at about 6:49 a.m. for a pedestrian involved crash. A woman was pushing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a stroller northbound on the sidewalk when a 2003 Kia Sorrento traveling southbound on Girdwood Road inexplicably left the roadway, crossing a grassy area and onto the sidewalk, where it struck the two pedestrians.

An EMS supervisor and EMS personnel from the Texas and Towson fire stations provided advanced life support to both victims at the scene.

The woman, identified as Deborah Ann Limmer (60) of the 2300 block of Potspring Road, 21093, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma via Medic 101, where she was pronounced deceased. The child, identified as Delaney Marie Gaddis (5) was transported via Medic 117 to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Kia, a 22-year-old woman, remained at the scene and was transported via Medic 11 to an area hospital with minor injuries. A 25-year-old male passenger was also transported via Medic 11.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues working to uncover the causative factors involved in this fatal crash.

Baltimore County Fire crews fought two significant fires Tuesday -- the first a house fire in the Halethorpe area, the second a two-alarm blaze at the vacant Macaroni Grill in Timonium.

Dwelling Fire, 100 block Ridge Ave., 21227

Units were dispatched at 3:18 p.m. to the 100 block of Dwelling fire, 100 block of Ridge Ave.Ridge Ave. for a dwelling fire. First-arriving units from the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Co. found heavy smoke showing and the first floor fully involved. Firefighters contained the fire contained by 3:38 p.m.

Because of structural damage, all crews evacuated the structure, and it has not been safe for BCoPD fire investigators to enter it.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

One volunteer firefighter was evaluated for a minor injury at the scene. No civilian injuries were reported; all occupants evacuated on their own.

Twenty-two pieces of equipment responded.

Two-Alarm Fire, 9700 block Beaver Dam Rd., 21093

At 6:09 p.m., fire crews responded to the vacant Macaroni Grill restaurant for a fire after a 911 caller reported the structure fully involved.

Commanders quickly moved to defensive operations, fighting the fire from the outside. A second alarm was called at 6:41 p.m. Several collapses were reported at 7:25 p.m.

The fire was placed under control at 8:05 p.m. Two-alarm fire at Macaroni Grill, Lutherville-TimoniumNo injuries were reported.

The cause remains under investigation by BCoPD fire investigators.

Twenty-five pieces of equipment responded to this incident.

UPDATE (August 4, 2017 10:37 a.m.):

The 14-year-old child tragically killed when a tree fell onto the car she was traveling in during last night's storm in Lutherville-Timonium has been identified as Ahjee S. Lawrence of the unit block of Hogarth Circle in Cockeysville. She was an 8th grade student at Cockeysville Middle School.

Original Release (August 3, 2017 8:54 p.m.):

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on August 3, 2017, Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments received calls for a fatal car crash on Pot Spring Road at Deer Fox Lane, 21093. Responding personnel saw that a tree had fallen on top of a Hyundai Sonata, traveling southbound on Pot Spring Road, with four people inside the car. Due to the extensive damage to the car, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Co., Squad 303 used a crane to remove the tree from a top the car. A landscaper also assisted the Fire Department in removing the tree.

A 14 year-old girl seated in the rear of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers, a 6 year-old girl and a 13 year-old girl were injured and transported to the Johns Hopkins Children Center by Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Co., Medic 395, with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, who is the mother of the deceased child, was transported to a local hospital, also with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation into this crash and will release additional details as they become available. 

Revised June 27, 2017