Baltimore County Police say the crash on March 2 that killed Pikesille resident Yolanda Carr, 38, has been ruled an accident.
"The investigation is done, it has been ruled an accident. There was no evidence of wrongdoing," Det. Cathy Batton, police spokesman, said today, March 30.
The department's Crash Team performed the investigation.
The evening of March 2, Carr's vehicle was next to the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company at 40 Sudbrook Lane, when Carr drove it backwards up a small hill— while her driver's-side door was open, and her seatbelt was not buckled, police have said. Her vehicle hit one car, and drove atop another. Carr was ejected from the vehicle.
"There is no indication that it was anything more than an accident," Batton said March 30. "She did die of injuries sustained as the result of the accident."
Carr, who resided in the 4500 block of Tapscott Road with her husband Duane and their two children, Colin and Ethan, was a popular hair stylist and businesswoman who owned , and her death has caused grief throughout Pikesville.
"She was on top of her world," said Carr's best friend, Jenah Laramie. "She was very family oriented and loved what she did. She loved everyone who came in ... unconditionally loved everyone. People are better to have known her, and the world has definitely lost out on an amazing individual."
Laramie said the accident occurred in the salon's parking lot, which is connected to the fire company's.
In comments on Pikesville Patch's article "Yolanda Carr, Owner of Le Salon De Beaute' Remembered as Loving, Motivated, Successful," friends, customers, colleagues and family wrote sentiments in remembrance and honor of Carr:
Amy McShane: "I went to high school with Yolanda Brown Carr and remember her as always kind and fun-loving. She had a wonderful laugh. I am saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, husband and children."
Teresa Barret Dower: "There is a hole somewhere inside of me when I think that I'll never see Yolanda's smiling face again. You take it for granted when you have seen someone every 4-6 weeks for the past almost 20 years that they will just always be there .... She was truly a light in this world. I know she is in Paradise but we will all feel her loss here."
Mary Malinowski Neidich: " ... My heart simply breaks for her family; I hope that those boys will always know just how special their mother was, and just how immensely she loved them."
Joy Winchester: " ... She was the world's greatest boss but in the salon she didn't seem like a boss to me, it felt like family. ..."
Roni Koscik: "We are so shocked and saddened to hear about Yolanda's terrible accident. She was truly a woman full of life and God's love. I loved her quick wit and sense of humor."
Carr's services were held March 8.
Yolanda's staff and friends at the salon say they will carry on Carr's dream—'.
The Volunteer Fire Company has photos and a story about the accident on its website. Carr's vehicle is the green truck.