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27-year-old pedestrian hit and killed in Glen Burnie; driver flees scene following crash

Police: Man charged after fatally hitting pedestrian
Posted at 1:38 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 13:38:32-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — According to Anne Arundel County Police, a pedestrian was struck and killed late Friday night in Glen Burnie.

At around 10:30 p.m., officers arrived to Gov. Ritchie Highway (MD 2) northbound and Interstate 895 and discovered that a man was crossing Ritchie Highway, near the entrance ramp to Interstate 895 from east to west, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver fled the scene after the collision.

The pedestrian, who has been identified as 27-year-old Larry Steven Johnson, Jr., of Baltimore, was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the primary cause of the crash was Johnson failing to yield the right of way. Drug and alcohol use are unknown pending toxicology results.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Traffic Safety Section at (410) 222-8573.