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One in custody after man trying to change bus tire killed in hit and run

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 16:35:09-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A woman has been arrested after a person trying to change a bus tire on Route 295 was struck and killed Sunday evening.

Maryland State Police say the incident happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. on the northbound side of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Route 100.

They say a large commercial passenger bus had a flat tire and was forced to pull off onto the right shoulder of the highway. After all passengers were loaded into another bus to continue their trip, the victim, later identified as 41-year-old Stuart A.R. Johnson, began to change the tire when he was hit by a passing car.

Medics pronounced Johnson dead at the scene.

Officials say the driver, 23-year-old Brittany L. Walton, allegedly failed to stop and fled the scene.

Luckily, a witness followed Walton and was able to provide police with a description.

Moments later, Walton reportedly stopped and bailed out of the car and was caught by Maryland Transportation Authority and Anne Arundel County Police. They say she was arrested after police determined she was wanted on warrants from Baltimore City charging her with fourth degree burglary and animal cruelty.

Walton was transported to the Glen Burnie Barrack and has not been officially charged for the hit and run incident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. It's unclear if speed, alcohol, or drugs played any role.