Baltimore County Police have released additional information about Tuesday's fatal three-car accident on Dulaney Valley Road, which they say involved two men suspected in a string of recent burglaries across northern Baltimore County.
Aaron Nathaniel McCoy Jr., 20, of the 2600 block of West Lafayette Ave., in Baltimore City, was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma shortly after causing the fatal crash in a 2006 Honda Accord that police say was stolen Jan. 18 in Howard County.
Police say they were monitoring the vehicle from above, but patrol cars were no longer in pursuit when the Accord tried to pass a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Ultimately, the Accord clipped the back end of the Jeep and both vehicles crashed head-on into a white GMC 2500 utility truck before the Accord hit a telephone pole. The accident occurred at 3:09 p.m.
Three people who were traveling in the Jeep and GMC truck were transported to Sinai Hospital's trauma division with non life-threatening injuries.
Additionally, Jenard David Toliver, 21, of the 2100 block of Baker Street in Baltimore City, was riding in the car and bailed out near Merrymans Mill Road five minutes before the accident. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and one count of grand theft auto, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bail.
Police say that McCoy was responsible for a total of seven burglaries in northern Baltimore County since Friday, including two just before the crash.
Around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, police say a man arrived at his home in the 3200 block of Vance Road in Monkton to find the Accord in his driveway and one of the suspects walking out of his empty home. The man called police to give a partial license plate number, and two iPods stolen from the home were found in the car at the crash scene.
Moments later, police responded to a burglary in the 14000 block of Jarrestville Pike, where they say the suspects ransacked an empty home and stole a 46-inch television, a MacBook laptrop, an X-Box, and other items — all of which were also recovered in the Accord after the crash.
Additionally, police found a security monitor stolen from a home in the 15000 block of Tanyard Road in Sparks on Friday in the stolen car.
Police say McCoy is believed to be involved in four northern Baltimore County burglaries that occurred Friday, though Toliver is not. Police are investigating whether the pair are involved in any other crimes in other jurisdictions.
After the Vance Road burglary, in which police were notified that the suspects may be driving a gray Honda Accord, an officer saw a vehicle matching the description speeding south on Jarrettsville Pike, which became Dulaney Valley Road.
The officer followed the Accord and tried to pull it over, but the car sped on.
Police say the officer ended his pursuit after police aviation crews began following the car from the sky, at which point the accident occurred.