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Off-duty police officer charged in double fatal pedestrian crash in Dundalk

Posted at 10:38 PM, May 02, 2021

DUNDALK, Md. — Police are investigating a double-fatal pedestrian crash involving an off-duty Baltimore County police officer.

It happened Sunday, just after 2 a.m. along North Point Boulevard near Norris Lane in Dundalk.

Police say the driver of a Subaru Legacy struck 34-year-old Joshua Day, while he was trying to cross the street.

The driver of the Subaru stopped at the scene.

Shortly after the crash, another driver, 21-year-old Berlynn Matthews, saw Day in in the road and stopped to help.

As she walked over, Matthews was struck and killed by a motorcycle driven by William Collazo-Brown, a 24-year-old off duty Baltimore County Police Officer.

According to police, the motorcycle ran over Day as well.

WMAR-2 News spoke to Day’s family who said he was a hardworking man that lived with his mother, who he helped support.

"I'm upset that he's an officer," said Joshua Day's brother Brandon. "I love my brother. He would help anybody like he helped me out when I was doing bad."

Brandon told WMAR he felt like the officer should have known better before getting on his bike and riding it."

"You're supposed to set the example," he said.

Callazo-Brown was arrested and charged with DUI related offenses. His police powers have also been suspended.

Officials say he has been with the department since 2019.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Day’s family with funeral arrangements.

This case remains under investigation by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, the Baltimore County Police Crash Team and the Baltimore County Police Department's Bureau of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs.

On Tuesday, afternoon, Officer Collazo-Brown was separated from employment with the Baltimore County Police Department.