Police: Baltimore County officer charged with DUI after off-duty motorcycle crash that killed two pedestrians in Dundalk

An off-duty Baltimore County Police officer was charged with drunken driving after striking two people, including a 21-year-old woman who stopped to help another person who had initially been hit by a separate driver Sunday morning in Dundalk, police said.

On Tuesday night, the Baltimore County Police announced in a news release that the officer, William Collazo-Brown, has been “separated from employment” with the department.


Baltimore County Police said Sunday that just after 2 a.m., a Subaru Legacy was traveling south on North Point Boulevard when the driver hit Joshua Day, 34, who was trying to cross the road just south of Norris Lane. The driver came to a “controlled stop” after the crash on the east edge of North Point, police said.

Shortly after Day was hit, Berlynn Matthews was driving past the crash and saw the Edgemere resident in the road. Matthews stopped on the west edge of North Point and was trying to help Day, police said, when Collazo-Brown drove by on his motorcycle heading south, striking both.


Day and Matthews, 21, of Middle River, died at the scene.

Off-duty police officer Collazo-Brown, 24, was charged with DUI-related offenses, police said, but no charges were listed in online court records as of Sunday evening.

Collazo-Brown’s police powers were suspended Sunday, police said. He had been with the department for nearly two years.

The case remains under investigation by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore County Police Crash Team, and the Baltimore County Police Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs.