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Driver wanted in hit and run that killed teen riding bike in Dundalk

 Jayden Baldree
Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 20, 2021

DUNDALK, Md. — Police are looking for a hit and run driver who allegedly struck and killed a 16-year-old girl riding a bike in Dundalk Monday.

The deadly crash happened just after midnight along Northpoint Boulevard near Baltimore Street.

Police identified the victim as Jayden Baldree.

On Tuesday at a makeshift memorial near the scene, Baldree’s family was visibly emotional as they grieved.

“It just don’t make sense,” said Baldree’s step grandfather, Carl Ratliff. “She don’t deserve this.”

Ratliff described Jayden as a great person who was a very talented painter.

He also said she worked at Skateland in Dundalk.

Officers located an unoccupied 2005 Acura, believed to be the suspect's, at the intersection of Baltimore Street and Eastbrook Avenue. The tags had been removed.

Ratliff is pleading for the driver to come forward.

“I understand there’s accidents, but I don’t understand stupidity. When you hit somebody and you run them down the road and you take off, you’re the lowest life form,” he said.

A GoFundMe has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You could be eligible for a cash reward.