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Police: Baltimore City DPW employee charged in fatal hit-and-run case

A Baltimore City Department of Public Works employee has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred Monday, police said.

Angelo Laprade, of New Freedom, Pa., was driving a Baltimore DPW vacuum vehicle when he struck and killed a bicyclist at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Chase Street, police said.

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Laprade, 36, is charged with failing to return to the scene of an accident involving death, and failing to exhibit his license to police after an accident involving death.

The victim, 54-year-old Ralph Myron Roane, of Dundalk, was struck just before 1:30 p.m. Monday. He was taken to an area hospital where he died.

Preliminarily, police said they believe this accident occurred because of pedestrian error, but the investigation remains open until a total reconstruction of the accident has been completed.

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