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State Police investigating fatal hit and run

August 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State Police are actively investigating an unattended death after an apparent hit and run crash and extensive search for the driver in Baltimore County.


The deceased is identified as Marcus Nix, III, 33, of Owings Mills, Md.  Nix was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel.  The cause and manner of death are pending autopsy results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.    


Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Monday night, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on the MD Route 140 exit ramp off of I-795 in Baltimore County.   Multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting the crash were received, including a witness who saw someone walking near the scene. Moments prior to the single vehicle crash, the barrack also received 9-1-1 calls reporting a hit and run on I-795 near Franklin Boulevard.


Responding troopers and officers from the Baltimore County Police Department found the single vehicle involved, a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica van, overturned off of the roadway near the curve of the Route 140 exit ramp.  No one was in or around the vehicle.


An immediate search of the area for the occupant(s) of the vehicle was conducted by Maryland State Police, assisted by officers from the Baltimore County Police Department and EMS personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department. The Baltimore County Police Department’s Aviation Team also responded in their helicopter to assist with the extensive search using spotlights and infrared cameras.  No one was found in the area of the crash.


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