Just before 4 p.m. on December 10, 2018, a Baltimore County Police patrol officer observed a 2014 black Honda Accord which had been reported stolen in Baltimore County on December 7, 2018. The officer and stolen vehicle were in the area of Highfalcon Road and Meriam Court, 21117.

The officer stopped the Honda and started to get out of his police car to approach the suspects. As the officer exited his car, the driver inside the stolen car accelerated and fled the area. The officer pursued the stolen car but ended the pursuit within a short period of time, while on Highfalcon Road. The driver of the stolen car continued to flee the area after police ended the pursuit. At Highfalcon and Candytuft Road, the stolen Honda struck an unoccupied 2004 Ford truck and continued into a tree in the 300-block of Highfalcon Road.

One of the occupants inside the stolen vehicle, Taiwan X. Linton, 18, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The juvenile driver and two other juvenile occupants inside the stolen Honda were injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Police are continuing their investigation into the motor vehicle theft and subsequent crash. No further information at this time.