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Baltimore County Police investigate 2 fatal crashes

Posted: 7:50 PM, Aug 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-18 23:51:19Z

Baltimore County Police are investigating two separate fatal crashes.

The first happened on Friday night, at around 9:20 p.m., on Liberty Road, near Florida Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that the rider of a motorcycle, later identified as Rudy Anthony Coles, 48, of the 500 block of Valcour Road, was traveling eastbound on Liberty Road when a 2018 Toyota traveling westbound in the center turn lane attempted to turn left into the Exxon gas station in front of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle skidded into the front corner of the Corolla, causing the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to Sinai Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The driver of the Corolla was not injured.

The second crash occurred in White Hall around 9:47 a.m. Saturday on Troyer Road, near McComas Road, when a Honda Civic traveling south on Troyer Road crossed into the oncoming northbound lane and collided with a Chevrolet Suburban. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway and into a field. The driver of the Suburban was not injured, but the driver of the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene. She was later identified as Ruth Barbara Ringler of the 1700 block of Troyer Road.

Both crashes continue to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team to determine the cause of each crash.