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Body-worn camera footage from fatal police pursuit in Baltimore County released [VIDEO]

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BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has released the body-worn camera footage from an April police pursuit that resulted in a fatal, wrong-way crash on I-695.

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 deceased individual has been identified as 37-year-old Dimeka Thornton of Windsor Mill.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.  The body-worn camera footage can be viewed below.

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