State Police ask for help solving hit-and-run cases

Posted at 10:37 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 10:37:21-04

PIKESVILLE — Police are asking for the public’s help in investigating several fatal hit-and-run crashes over the past eight months.

These crashes occurred between Feb. 29 and Sept. 27 in Howard, Baltimore and Prince George’s counties. None of these cases are believed to be connected.

The most recent case occurred between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 in Howard County. Police say the suspect vehicle struck three people who had been involved in two other crashes moments prior to the fatal incident.

The series of three crashes occurred on southbound Interstate-95 near Route 100. The first crash occurred when a 2020 Nissan Armada struck a deer, then traveled onto the left shoulder and struck the guardrail. A portion of the vehicle remained in the fast lane of I-95. The driver activated the hazard lamps on the car.

The second crash occurred when a southbound 2018 Chrysler Pacifica struck the Nissan on the passenger side. The driver of the Chrysler, later identified as Russell Eggleton, 40, of Virginia, pulled to the left shoulder in front of the Nissan and stopped.

The hit-and-run crash occurred when an unidentified vehicle traveling southbound struck Kazeem Afolabi, 44, and Khadija Aremu, 40, both of California, the two occupants of the Nissan, who were believed to be standing behind their car. That same vehicle then struck Eggleton, who was standing at the front of the Nissan. The driver did not stop and fled the scene. All three were transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for treatment of their injuries. Eggleton died at the hospital.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Maryland State Police Waterloo Barrack at 410-799-2101.