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A crash in Essex killed a pedestrian yesterday evening.

Police responded to Eastern Boulevard and Volz Avenue at 8:01 p.m. last night after the pedestrian stepped off of the median into eastbound traffic and was struck by a Kia Rio. The pedestrian, identified as Robert Thomas Baker (55) with no fixed address, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he later died. The driver remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded and is continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this fatal crash.

The operator of a motorcycle involved in a crash in Essex tonight has died.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Route 702 around 5:13 p.m. when it struck the passenger side rear quarter panel of a 2013 Nissan Maxima making a left turn onto East Homberg Avenue from northbound Route 702.

The operator of the motorcycle was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene by medics. He is identified as Michael Johnson (49) of the 1000 block of Foxcroft Lane, 21221.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is continuing their crash reconstruction efforts to determine the factors involved in this fatal crash.

Police are investigating a shooting in Essex that injured a woman early this morning.

The woman, 21, had been dropped off to the rear of a home in the 100-block of Kingston Road when she was shot at least once in the upper body, suffering life-threatening injuries.  She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

The suspect(s) fled the area prior to police arrival. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone who may have information concerning this shooting is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017