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Former Johns Hopkins scientist dies after New Year's Eve hit and run crash

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 18:42:34-05

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — A former Johns Hopkins research scientist involved in a hit and run crash on New Year's Eve has died.

Family said 62-year-old Thomas Gluick passed away Sunday morning at Shock Trauma.

He had been there since December 31, after he was hit crossing the street at the intersection of Dulaney Valley Road and Fairmount Avenue, the corner of Towson Town Center.

The driver of the pickup truck that hit him took off without stopping.

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Following his death, Glucik's family told WMAR-2 News reporter Abby Isaacs he was doing much better, and was going to be moved to a rehabilitation facility later this week. They believe he had a blood clot in his lungs and said he died unexpectedly Sunday morning.

Gluick's ex-wife, Sheila Garrity said he had undergone multiple surgeries, after the crash left him with eight broken ribs, multiple facial fractures, and a broken arm and leg.

Police are still in search of the car and suspect. After reviewing surveillance footage, detectives have determined the suspect was driving a Dodge Ram model between the years of 2013 and 2020.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Crash Team by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Gluick lived in Baltimore for years and worked as a research scientist at Johns Hopkins before moving to Atlanta to work as as assistant professor at Georgia Gwinnett College.

His family will be putting together a memorial service for him in the Baltimore area because he remained connected to a lot of people here.