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Victim identified in wrong way crash involving stolen vehicle on I-695

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UPDATE: The body-worn police camera footage from this incident has been released.

Original story below…


WINDSOR MILL, MD—The victim in Monday’s wrong way crash involving a stolen vehicle on I-695 has been identified.

At just after midnight on Monday April 8, 2024, Baltimore County Police Department officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1800-block of Belmont Avenue (21244). Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused.

The stolen vehicle proceeded onto the outer loop of I-695 traveling in the wrong direction. Officers did not follow the stolen vehicle onto the highway. After entering I-695, the stolen vehicle struck an Acura TSX. The driver of the Acura was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Dimeka Thornton of Windsor Mill.

The officers involved were equipped with body-worn cameras. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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