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UPDATE (May 11, 2020 2:31 p.m.):

Investigators from the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team have located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver in this case. After consulting with the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore County, the driver in this case will not be charged at this time, while the causes contributing to this crash continue to be investigated.

What occurred during the 2-minute interval between the time that the victim was reported yelling in the roadway and was struck by the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Malibu, remains in question. Investigators are continuing to look for answers as to how the victim was ultimately lying in the roadway when he was struck by the Malibu. 

Anyone who may have seen any portion of this incident take place is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.

Original Release (May 7, 2020 10:43 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash on Hammershire Road this afternoon that killed a pedestrian.

The details surrounding the fatal crash remain under investigation, but the preliminary investigation has determined that police initially received a call for a subject yelling in the street at Hammershire and Reisterstown Road at 3:41 p.m. Minutes later a second call was received for a subject lying in the roadway at the same location. Police have determined that the man, identified as Williard Eugene Scram (67) of the 900 block of Shirley Manor Road, 21136, was lying next to the curb in the southbound lane when he was struck by a passenger vehicle that continued southbound on Hammershire Road and turned westbound onto Reisterstown Road.

Scram was transported to Sinai Hospital where he later died.

Police are working to determine if Scram may have been struck by an additional vehicle, causing him to be lying in the roadway when he was struck by the vehicle seen fleeing onto Reisterstown Road.

Anyone who may have witnessed any of these events, or may have any additional information, is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing to investigate this incident.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Monday evening, a slow-moving storm resulted in localized severe flooding in the Reisterstown/Owings Mills area.  Baltimore County police and fire crews were quick to respond to reports of flooded roads and in conjunction with local emergency management officials, conducted initial damage assessments.

A few businesses that sit along the Gwynns Falls in the area of Reisterstown Road and Owings Mills Boulevard were especially hard hit.

We are happy to report that there were no serious injuries reported.  We are working through the recovery phase of this event and will provide more information as it becomes available.

For more information, please visit the Emergency Preparedness page for information on flooding events.

UPDATE (November 7, 2016  2:33 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the motorcycle operator who died in a crash last night on Liberty Road as 51-year-old Henry Isaac Williams of the 7300 block of Maury Road in Windsor Mill.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a 2014 Acura TL was turning left from Brubar Court onto east-bound Liberty Road when it collided with a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle, operated by Williams, which had been traveling west-bound on Liberty Road. Williams was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest on west-bound Liberty Road where he was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The vehicles involved in the crash remained at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.​

Original release (November 6, 2016  9:53 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Just after 6 p.m., Baltimore County officers responded to a multiple vehicle crash at Liberty Road and Brubar Court. Crash investigators have determined that a vehicle pulled onto Liberty Road from Brubar Court. A motorcycle traveling westbound on Liberty Road collided with the car. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected onto the roadway. Shortly afterwards, another car traveling westbound on Liberty Road struck the driver of the motorcycle, as he was laying on the road. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the man and the others involved in the crash will be released after family notifications.

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