From Maryland State Police:
Troopers are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a 14 year old boy from Bel Air, MD who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the Route 24 intersection at Red Pump Road.
On Friday, September 17, 2010 at approximately 9:44 p.m. troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to Maryland Route 24 at Red Pump Road, regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.
Preliminarily, it appears that the pedestrian, identified as Joseph Paul D’Entremont, 14 yoa, of Bel Air, MD, was attempting to cross Route 24 from the Red Pump Road side of the intersection.
The pedestrian was walking towards the Bynum Road side of the intersection whenthe crash occurred. Although the pedestrian was crossing in a crosswalk it appears that the crossing signal was prohibiting pedestrians from crossing at the time of the collision. As the pedestrian walked past stationary traffic occupying the left turn lane of northbound Route 24, he was immediately struck in lane #1 by a 2005 Subaru traveling northbound on Route 24.
The Subaru, operated by Robin Monaco (19 yoa, White Hall resident), was approaching the Red Pump/Bynum Road intersection with a green traffic signal at the time of the collision.
The pedestrian was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The operator of the Subaru was uninjured during the crash.
Alcohol was not a factor in this collision on behalf of the driver or pedestrian.
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours while investigators from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack investigated the collision.
UPDATE: Teri Kranefeld of Harford County Public Schools said the school system is prepared to support friends and classmates of Joey D’Entremont Fallston High School this week:
Our crisis team is scheduled to be at the school on Monday and for as long as necessary to provide support to the students and staff in dealing with this tragedy. In conjunction with other county agencies, we will reach out to the family and help them in any way possible.