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Pedestrian error blamed in Lansdowne High student's death

Police said Friday that pedestrian error was to blame in the death of a 16-year-old girl who was struck by a car in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood.

The girl who died Thursday afternoon was identified as Bridget Catherine Herold, of the 4400 block of Fenor Road. She was struck by a small SUV at about 4:45 p.m. while she was walking near the intersection of Annapolis Road and Ohio Avenue, according to Baltimore County police.

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Elvira Urias, 19, of the 100 block of Cherry Lane in Glen Burnie, was identified as the driver. She stayed at the scene of the accident.

A preliminary investigation concluded that Urias was not at fault for the collision; "pedestrian error" was to blame, police said.

Herold was a junior at Lansdowne High School, a Baltimore County police spokesman confirmed.

She was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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