A pedestrian was killed on Christmas Eve in Glen Burnie when struck by a car while crossing Ritchie Highway, police said Monday.
Eric Barlow, a 52-year-old Glen Burnie man, was in the 7200 block of Ritchie Highway (Route 2) when he walked west and into the path of a northbound Suzuki near Sixth Avenue. He was declared dead by paramedics at the scene and was taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Police determined that the cause of the crash was pedestrian error. The driver of the Suzuki, Robert L. Fowler of Baltimore, was not injured. Police said neither speed nor alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash.
It was the seventh pedestrian death in Anne Arundel County in 2016, up from three last year, according to police.