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Identity of deadly hit-and-run driver sought

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Nov 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-14 18:19:08-05

WINDSOR MILL — Police captured two images of the woman who was involved in the accident at Dogwood and Rolling roads on July 3 that ultimately claimed the life of 75-year-old Bernard Emanuel.

“It’s been very difficult,” said Arlinda Harrison, a family friend, “His wife, being the person that she is, is also very private. He had a business of his own for years around the Liberty Heights community and loved a lot of the people. He loved what he did. I think most of the restaurants in the immediate area may have had his baked goods.”

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On the night in question, police say one car struck Emanuel as he crossed the road, knocking him into the path of an oncoming burgundy or maroon-colored SUV.

“When our officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with both drivers (and) were able to obtain some general information from them,” said Joy Stewart of the Baltimore County Police Department, “When they returned to speak with the second driver, she had left the scene.”

More than four months after the accident, the investigation continues into who actually had the right of way at the time and how fast the vehicles were traveling at the time.

Police are asking anyone who can identify the driver who left the scene prematurely to call detectives at 410-307-2020.

“Perhaps somebody would know who or where they are. That’s something we should all know,” said Harrison, “I would have wanted to know. I would want people to know if there was something that happened to me that somebody cares enough that they would say something."