Police: Fatal McDonough Road Crash Likely Due to Medication

The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company worked to extricate a person 'heavily trapped' in a two-vehicle collision Friday, and the Baltimore County Police Department is investigating.

One person was killed due to a two-vehicle collision Friday in Garrison, and Baltimore County police say it was likely medication-related.

A driver crossed over the double-yellow line and one person died as a result of that collision along McDonogh Road, said Lt. Michael DiCara, assistant commander for the Pikesville Precinct.

DiCara gave the update during the Tuesday night, monthly meeting of the Pikesville Police & Community Relations Council, held at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that medication played a role in this crash, he said.

DiCara emphasized that this collision was not due to high speed.

For about one month, police have been monitoring and ticketing for speeding along parts of McDonough where there have been several crashes this year.

According to the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company website, firefighters worked to extricate one person 'heavily trapped' at the collision.

It occurred at the intersection of Timothy Lane and McDonogh Road, just east of I-795, and three people were transported to area trauma centers, it states.

PVFC worked alongside the Owings Mills and Reisterstown volunteer fire companies, as well as the Garrison and Randallstown career stations, it states.

Visit the PVFC website for photos and details on the work at the scene.

The original version of this story contained information that had yet to be confirmed through investigation.

Harry Meanwell October 04, 2012 at 12:46 AM
"The original version of this story contained information that had yet to be confirmed through investigation"....Your audience deserves to compare this article with the original.
carollert October 04, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Yeah, they're NOT monitoring or ticketing speeding traffic on the end of McDonogh Rd where this crash happened. Dump trucks, tractor trailers (including portable parking lots!), private cars--all driving at the speed of light here. One day one of those dump trucks will come around a blind curve and crash into a line of stopped cars in front of McDonogh School. Maybe then people will realize how dangerous their behavior is. Then there are the dead deer along the road....
Ashley Rosner November 06, 2012 at 05:22 AM
That is my mom who was involved in this car accident, she is the one who died. She was not on any type of medication that would have caused this. I don't understand why we ween't even told what the cause may have been but you guys are more than willing to post information that hasn't even been confirmed or released to family members yet.
Janet Metzner November 06, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Ashley, I'm so sorry about your mom. The information is from a public meeting.
Ashley Rosner November 06, 2012 at 08:15 PM
That intersection needs to be monitored and traffic lights there, even better lighting conditions need to take place. And where is the "original article"? i'd like to see this too. Investigation never took place honestly, otherwise we would have been notified.


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