Fallston man pushing snow blower killed in hit-and-run

A Fallston man was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday while pushing a snow blower.

A 44-year-old Fallston man was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday night while transporting a neighbor's snow blower to his home, police said.

Maryland State Police said Christian J. Widomsky was pushing a snow blower at about 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Harford Rd. in Fallston when he was struck from behind by a Jeep Cherokee that did not stop.

Widomsky was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Witnesses told police that the Jeep appeared to lose control before striking the victim, though Sgt. Jay Griffin said the vehicle's speed was more of a factor than the road conditions.

"[The driver] was traveling at a high rate of speed — the snow didn't have anything to do with the collision," Griffin said. He noted, however, that the snow was what caused the victim to be walking in the roadway.

The Jeep is described as dark-colored with flared fenders, a silver push bumper, and a lift kit that sets the car higher off the ground than other vehicles.

Anyone with information may call the state police Bel Air barrack at 410-879-2101. Callers can remain anonymous.

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