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One killed, two injured in three pedestrian accidents in Arundel

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One person was killed and two were critically injured after they were struck by vehicles in three separate incidents in Anne Arundel County on Monday and Tuesday, according to county police and fire officials.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, emergency personnel responded to the northbound lanes of the Baltimore Washington Parkway, near its intersection with Route 100 in the Arundel Mills area, for reports of an injured pedestrian, according to Battalion Chief Steve Thompson, a county Fire Department spokesman.

They found a woman critically injured on the side of the road and immediately transported her to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was pronounced dead, Thompson said.

Maryland State Police identified the woman as Chelsea Ann Combes, 18, of Severn. Combes had suddenly walked from the right shoulder of the parkway into a traffic lane and was struck by a Mack truck, police said.

The driver of the truck, 45-year-old Vincent Walton, of Baltimore, was not injured, police said. The northbound lanes of the parkway were partially closed for about two hours while the incident was investigated.

About 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Anne Arundel police responded to Mountain Road near Jumpers Hole road in Glen Burnie, where they found a man suffering from severe trauma, police said.

The man was transported by the county Fire Department to Shock Trauma in critical condition, police said.

Police said the man appears to have been crossing the road when he was struck. There is no crosswalk where the man is believed to have been attempting to cross.

Police said information indicates that a maroon or burgundy sport utility-type vehicle struck the man and the driver fled east on Mountain Road. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Anne Arundel police at 410-222-8610 or the Traffic Safety Section at 410-222-8573.

On Monday, a 43-year-old Pasadena woman was hospitalized in critical condition after a pickup truck backed into her and she was pulled out from beneath it, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said they were called to a parking lot in the 7500 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie about 1:17 p.m. Monday, where Stacy Lynn Barracato, of the 7600 block of Renshaw Road, had been struck by a pickup truck.

They said the 2000 GMC pickup was backing up when it struck a pedestrian in the lot. The driver and a bystander pulled the woman from under the pickup and began CPR while calling 911, according to police. Paramedics took the woman to Shock Trauma, where she was in critical but stable condition, they said.

The driver, Kacy Domico Queen, 39, of the 8000 block of Green Orchard Road in Glen Burnie, was not hurt, police said. They said a preliminary investigation indicated that "improper backing" may have contributed to the accident, and neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor.

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