From the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
On August 7, 2015 at approximately 9:25pm, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack and Harford County EMS were dispatched to respond to the area of eastbound US Route 40 at Maryland Route 7 for a serious collision involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival of responding EMS units, the involved pedestrian was declared deceased. The pedestrian was identified as Jennie Butler of the 1100 Blk South Philadelphia Boulevard, Aberdeen Maryland. Mrs. Butler had been walking with her daughter, and attempted to cross US Route 40 from the east side of the roadway to the west side at Maryland Route 7. While crossing the eastbound lanes Mrs. Butler was struck on the left side in lane one by two vehicles.
The second vehicle, a gold 2003 Ford Focus operated by Duane Edward Wassum of the 200 Blk Mayberry Drive, Aberdeen, MD, stopped immediately and remained at the scene of the collision. The lead/first striking vehicle did not remain at the scene. It is only described as a passenger vehicle and according to Mrs. Butler’s daughter possibly has damage to the front, windshield area from the middle towards the driver’s side. There is no further description available at this time from Mrs. Butler’s daughter or Mr. Wassum.
Surveillance video in the area of the collision will be analyzed in an attempt to ascertain the initial striking vehicle which fled from the scene. Investigation is ongoing by TFC Frank Donald assigned to the Maryland State Police Bel Air barrack, reconstructionist TFC Timothy Woodward assigned to the Maryland State Police Golden Ring barrack, and with assistance from the Maryland State Police Crash Team.
Anyone with any information regarding this collision investigation is asked to call the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack.