Attorney general’s office investigating Baltimore Police pursuit, crash that killed 74-year-old woman

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The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is investigating a pursuit that ended Saturday night when a vehicle crashed in North Baltimore, killing a 74-year-old woman riding in the passenger seat.

The woman, who has not been identified publicly, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division, which probes fatal police encounters in Maryland, generally releases the identities of the deceased and police officers who were involved within 48 hours.


Baltimore Police said officers tried to pull the vehicle over around 11:50 p.m. Saturday at the 1000 block of West North Avenue in Reservoir Hill because the vehicle was wanted in connection with a robbery in Westminster. The man driving the vehicle fled, police said.

The driver eventually lost control and struck a parked car, then crashed into a tree in the 5000 block of Roland Avenue in Roland Park, the attorney general’s office said in a news release.


Police took the driver to the hospital, where he is expected to survive. Charges are pending against the driver, who is in police custody, police said.

The Baltimore Police crash team and Westminster Police Department also are investigating the crash.

The officers involved in the pursuit were wearing body cameras, according to the attorney general’s office, which usually releases footage within 14 days of a fatal police encounter. Baltimore Police cruisers do not have dashboard cameras.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Crash Team Investigators at 410-396-2606. Anyone who wants to make an anonymous tip can call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text a tip by visiting the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland website.