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Baltimore County Police investigate a crash in Upperco today that left a bicyclist dead.

On August 1 just after 2:30 p.m. a Toyota Matrix drove east on Mount Carmel Road near Pleasant Meadow Road, 21155 behind a bicyclist. The Toyota hit the rear of the bicycle, causing the bicyclist to fall. The bicyclist, identified as Isaac Scharbach (21) of the 16000 block of Dark Hollow Road, 21155, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene. 

Investigators from the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (August 30, 2016  7:56 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the bicyclist who died after colliding with a pickup truck in Upperco Friday afternoon as 42-year-old Christopher Ruffin Elliott of the 5800 block of Western Run Boulevard 21215.

The preliminary investigation into this crash has indicated that around 3:46 p.m. on August 26, Elliott was riding a bicycle, traveling east-bound on Dover Road. He moved to make a right turn onto south-bound Byerly Road, lost control, and struck a 2017 Ford F550 truck that was stopped at a stop sign on north-bound Byerly Road at the intersection with Dover Road. Elliott was declared deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. 

UPDATE (August 26, 2016  8:59 p.m.):

The preliminary investigation into this crash has indicated that the bicycle was traveling east-bound on Dover Road. It moved to make a right turn onto south-bound Byerly Road, lost control, and struck a Ford truck that was stopped at a stop sign on north-bound Byerly Road at the intersection with Dover Road.

The bicyclist died at the scene. His name will be released after notification of next-of-kin.

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Original release (August 26, 2016  5:32 p.m.):

A crash this afternoon in Upperco has left a bicyclist deceased.

The preliminary investigation has indicated that a pickup truck and a bicycle collided in the 15500 block of Dover Road 21155 around 3:46 p.m. The man riding the bicycle was declared deceased at the scene. The pickup truck remained at the scene.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UPDATE: (January 29, 1:30 p.m.)

Two patients involved in a two-vehicle crash in which a commercial truck ran into a house in Upperco have been flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center injuries that are serious but probably not life-threatening.

Police and Fire units were dispatched to the 15400 block of Hanover Pike (Md. 30), near the Sportsman's Hall roller rink, at 10:06 a.m. The Arcadia Volunteer Fire Co. was first on the scene and found that a large commercial box truck had crashed into a home that sits close to the road. One man, the driver, was trapped in the truck.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Honda Prelude, also was trapped. At 10:14 a.m., fire officials called for a heavy rescue assignment, and within minutes crews were able to free both men from the vehicles. The truck driver was extricated at 10:27 a.m.; the driver of the car was freed at 10:33 a.m.

The BCoPD Crash Team investigation has begun. The truck was traveling north on Hanover Pike and the car was traveling south on Hanover Pike. The chain of events is unclear at this early stage of the investigation. 

BCoFD hazmat crews removed the fuel from the vehicle to prevent spillage. BCoFD's Urban Search and Rescue Unit was assigned to shore up the seriously damaged house in an effort to prevent a dangerous collapse. County building inspectors will determine whether the home should be declared unsafe.

Route 30 remains closed at this time. Motorists should avoid the area.

Twenty-two pieces of fire equipment, including units from Carroll County, responded to this call.

UPDATE (January 29 11:27 a.m.):

Two people are being flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police medivac helicopter. Their current conditions are unknown.

The truck involved is a 16 foot box truck.

Original release (January 29 10:47 a.m.):

At 10:06 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Hanover Pike (Route 30) and Emory Road for a report of a vehicle into a house.

When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that a commercial vehicle had struck a home in the 15400 block of Hanover Pike and two people were trapped. Both persons have since been extricated. The truck went approximately 15 feet into the home which appears to be vacant.

One person is being flown to an area hospital by State Police Medivac Helicopter.

Crash Team and building inspectors are en route to the scene. The Baltimore County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team is responding to shore up the home.

Hanover Pike is shut down in both directions in the area of Emory Road. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the area.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017