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Pedestrian killed in I-695 collision

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 12:34:42-04

A man was struck by a vehicle and found dead on the shoulder of I-695 late Thursday, Maryland State Police said.

At roughly 11 p.m., the body of a pedestrian man was found on the right shoulder of the Inner Loop, at the Perring Parkway exit. The man was identified as Brian Sedgwick, 44, of Rosedale.

The Trooper who arrived on the scene found Sedgwick's body but was not able to render aid due to the extent and severity of his injuries, which included head trauma, broken legs, and body disfigurement. Sedgwick was pronounced dead after fire and EMS personnel arrive at 11:20 p.m. 

Police shut down two lanes and the shoulder while investigating the accident. They found the driver who struck Sedgwick, 39-year-old Donielle Sani Rooker Lake, of Parkville, waiting by her car on the outer loop of I-695 at the Harford Road exit. Lake's car, a black Chevy Equinox believed to be involved in the crash, had significant damage. The Lake was uninjured.

The Sedgwick's vehicle, a dark gray Toyota Camry, was found with the flashers on, the doors locked, and no visible damage about a 800 feet from where his body was found. Police believe Sedgwick was trying to remove debris from the roadway.

Lake said she was driving behind several vehicles who suddenly swerved, as she did, to avoid hitting a large amount of wood and debris in the road. She ended up in the exit lane for Harford Road when she told police at the last second she hit something and her vehicle became disabled at the top of the ramp.

Police do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

The roadway was reopened at 3 a.m.