Just after 9:00 p.m. on January 3, 2018, Baltimore County Police responded to a crash at Joppa Road and LaSalle Road, 21286. Crash investigators were able to determine that a 2001 Honda CRV was traveling eastbound on Joppa Road. The CRV struck the curb on Joppa Road and continued into a utility pole. The driver was the only person inside the car. She was transported to a local hospital by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel, but was later pronounced deceased. The driver has been identified as Johnnette Leah Smith, 51, of 100-block of Pysell Road, 21541. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.