Baltimore County

Baltimore County police release surveillance video showing car that killed girl in Catonsville hit-and-run

Baltimore County police continued to search for a driver who killed a 12-year-old girl and injured her pregnant aunt in a hit-and-run in Catonsville on Friday night.

Police released a surveillance video Tuesday showing the car involved in the incident. The car is believed to be a 1990s model Honda Accord with a black stripe or trim across the doors.


Maria Popal and her 32-year-old aunt were crossing North Rolling Road at Johnnycake Road when they were struck by the car about 9:20 p.m. Friday, according to police.

Popal was taken to Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


Her aunt, who police have not identified, was also taken to a hospital. She was in stable condition as of Monday morning, though the condition of her pregnancy was not available, Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson said in an email.

Police are searching for the driver, who did not stop, and car, which could be damaged on the front passenger side.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team at 410-307-2020.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information in the case, according to police. Anyone with information can contact the organization with anonymous tips at 1-866-7LOCKUP.