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Catonsville hit-and-run kills a child and critically injures a pregnant woman; suspect still unknown

Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 06:22:06-04

CATONSVILLE, Md. — Baltimore County Police are trying to locate the driver that is responsible for a Catonsville hit-and-run crash that killed a child and critically injured a pregnant woman.

On Friday, at a little after 9:20 p.m., the suspect vehicle, that was traveling southbound on North Rollling Road, hit a 12-year-old girl and a 32-year-old pregnant woman as they crossed North Rolling Road, at Johnnycake Road. Following the collision, the suspect vehicle made no attempt to stop and continued fleeing in a southerly direction on North Rolling Road.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening wounds, but, as of Saturday morning, is in stable condition. The condition of her pregnancy, however, is currently unknown.

The 12-year-old, who has been identified as Maria Popal, was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital.

At the moment, the suspect vehicle has not been located. It has been described as a dark colored, older model, possibly 1990-1991, Honda Accord that should have damage to its front passenger side.

Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash or that has any information regarding the crash to contact police at (410) 307-2020.

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