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.