Police investigating fatal overnight crash in Rosedale

fatal-crashPolice in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal, overnight crash that occurred in the Rosedale area.

At about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 2, officers responded to a crash on Philadelphia Road at Hospital Drive (21237).

Investigators have determined that a 2002 Honda Civic that was traveling eastbound on Philadelphia Road crossed the double yellow line and collided a with 2013 Isuzu cargo box truck traveling in the westbound lane.


After the initial crash, a Ford Crown Victoria traveling eastbound on Philadelphia Road then struck the Honda Civic, pushing it into a parked Honda CR-V.

The driver of the Honda Civic was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Jose Vicente Alvarenga Cruz, 54, of the 1200-block of Hanson Road (21040).

The driver of the Isuzu truck was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford was not injured.

The investigation continues at this hour.

Rosedale man struck, killed on Philadelphia Road while standing outside vehicle

fatal-crashPolice in Baltimore County are continuing to investigate an overnight fatal crash on Philadelphia Road in White Marsh.


At just after 2:15 a.m. on Friday morning, a maroon Honda Accord traveling north on Philadelphia Road near Mayflower Road veered into oncoming traffic and struck a silver Mazda that was stopped on the shoulder.  The Honda also struck the driver of that vehicle, who was standing near his car at the time of the crash.

The pedestrian was taken to Shock Trauma where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Allen Curtis, 21, of Rosedale. The driver of the Honda was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

An investigating is ongoing at this hour.

Two hospitalized following White Marsh crash

AmbulanceUPDATE: Police now say that a Rosedale man was struck and has died from his injuries – details here.

Original story below…



Authorities are investigating a serious, overnight crash in White Marsh.

The crash was reported at just around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Philadelphia Road near Mayflower Road.

Authorities say two patients were taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Unlicensed Parkville man driving stolen vehicle charged in fatal Cockeysville crash

TArrested Handcuffshe driver struck by an unlicensed suspect fleeing troopers in a stolen truck has died and the suspect has been charged with more than two dozen criminal and traffic offenses in Baltimore County.

The victim has been identified as Leon M. Jones, 58, of Hunt Valley. He died late Tuesday afternoon despite efforts to save his life.

The suspect has been  identified as Zackery M. Haeger, 26, of Parkville.

At just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, police began searching for a stolen Ford F550 dump truck that was spotted heading north on I-83.

State troopers found the unoccupied stolen truck in the parking lot of the WalMart located at York Road and Frankel Way in Cockeysville. Police saw a male subject leave the store and get into the truck. Troopers attempted to stop the driver, but he refused to stop and accelerated toward two troopers who were on foot. The troopers jumped out of the way to avoid being struck.

The suspect drove south on York Road as troopers followed. The suspect, later identified as Haeger, allegedly drove down the center median lane on York Road, exceeding the speed limit and failing to stop at a red light. Haeger hit a vehicle at Padonia Road and York Road.

Haeger turned left onto Padonia Road then left onto Cranbrook Road, where he allegedly crossed the double yellow center line into the southbound lanes of Cranbrook Road in the area of Rossbrooke Road. A Nissan Versa, driven by Jones, was traveling in the southbound lanes of Cranbrook Road. Jones swerved into the northbound lanes to avoid being struck, but Haeger re-entered the northbound lanes and struck the Nissan head-on.

Haeger then fled on foot and police arrested him after a brief foot pursuit.

Police say Haeger did not have a driver’s license.  He is facing numerous charges, including manslaughter, homicide, assault, numerous traffic violations, DUI, and DWI.

He was taken for an initial appearance before a court commissioner and is being held without bond in the Baltimore County Detention Center.



Whiteford man killed in Kingsville motorcycle crash

fatal-crashAuthorities are investigating after a Whiteford man was killed in a motorcycle crash in Kingsville.

At just after midnight on Monday, police responded to Philadelphia Road near Bradshaw Road after a motorcyclist leaving the Dew Drop Inn collided with the side of 1996 GMC Jimmy traveling eastbound on Philadelphia Road.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified as Paul James Trossbach, 59, of Whiteford, was ejected from the motorcycle, sustaining life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to Shock Trauma where he died at about 6 p.m. on Monday evening.

The circumstances surrounding this crash continue to be investigated.