From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
At approximately 7:54 pm, on September 13, 2014, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian in the 1700 block of Trimble Road, in Edgewood.
Preliminary investigation indicated that the pedestrian, Dwayne E. Johnson, age 43, from Edgewood, MD was walking alone on Trimble Road, when he was struck by a dark colored Ford Explorer that was westbound, in the left turn lane. Crash investigators believe Mr. Johnson was attempting to cross the road. This immediate area of Trimble Road does not have street lights or a crosswalk. He was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by Joppa Magnolia VFC, where he died from his injuries. The driver was identified as, Ricky Peterson, age 54, also from Edgewood, MD. There were no passengers in the SUV.
Trimble Road, between Rt. 152 and Rt. 24, was closed for several hours while the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit conducted an investigation. At this time, it is not believed that alcohol and/or speed were contributing factors. Per policy, all fatal crashes are referred to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review. No charges have been filed.
Two More People Die on Joppa and Edgewood Roadways, Making Four Since Friday
From the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company:
Just before 8:00 pm on September 13, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) was alerted to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 1700 block of Trimble Road in Edgewood. When Firefighters and Paramedics arrived, they found an adult male who was in grave condition. He was quickly packaged and taken by JMVFC paramedic unit to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the collision.
Not too long after leaving the collision on Trimble Road, the JMVFC was sent to Hanson Road and state route 24 in Edgewood for a motor vehicle collision. A pediatric patient was taken by JMVFC paramedic unit to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Trauma Center in stable condition. Maryland State Police are investigating this collision.
At 1:16 am on September 14, the JMVFC was sent to Philadelphia Road, state route 7, and Gunpowder Ridge Road for a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, Firefighters and Paramedics found a collision involving a motorcycle. The injuries to the motorcyclist were severe and the adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. Philadelphia Road was closed while the Maryland State Police investigated the collision.
These two fatalities bring the total number of people killed on Joppa and Edgewood Roads this weekend to four. We initially reported on September 12 that one person was transported to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in grave condition. We have since been notified that the patient was pronounced dead at the hospital. The adult male was a motorcyclist involved in a collision on Mountain Road, state route 152, at Jerusalem Road, near Mountain Branch Golf Course in Joppa. This was the second fatality on Mountain Road in less than two hours and less than a mile apart. The first was at Mountain Road and Old Mountain Road South. At that collision, one person was killed and two others were taken to area hospitals.