A 26-year-old Cockeysville woman died after being hit by a car early Friday morning while fighting with her boyfriend in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania.
No charges were filed against the driver of the car that hit her, but the deceased woman’s boyfriend, Zachary Collette, 26, also of Cockeysville was charged with criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault.
Pocono Mountain Regional police say Brianna Burkhart of Cockeysville died from “extensive injuries” sustained in the 1:20 a.m. crash in the southbound lanes between Grange Road and a train trestle.
Police said Burkhart and Collette got into a “domestic dispute” after leaving a bar, witnesses said, and stopped their car in the middle of Route 611 in Paradise Township.
“The two were arguing and fighting in the middle of the roadway,” police records say.
Police say Collette shoved Burkhart, knocking her to the ground in the southbound lane, where she was struck by the car.
The driver of the car told police that she struck what she believed was a deer and pulled over to find that it was Burkhart.