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One year later: Police still looking for driver that struck, killed 12-year-old Maria Popal

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 14:50:35-04

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — Sunday will mark a year since 12-year-old Maria Popal was struck and killed in a hit and run in Catonsville.

But still, police haven't been able to find the car and driver responsible.

Baltimore County investigators believe it's possible that the driver may not have realized it was a person that was struck, but the vehicle probably had front passenger-side damage from the crash.

Maria would have turned 13 last month, and now police are asking for the driver to come forward to give her family closure. Her pregnant aunt was also hit by the car, but luckily survived.

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The vehicle involved is believed to be a Honda Accord, and was last seen on surveillance video driving North Rolling Road, near where the crash happened.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team at 410-307-2020.