Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Another Pedestrian Death

Last month a 93-year-old gentlemen was hit on Cradlerock Way in Own Brown; now comes this from HoCo PD:

The Traffic Enforcement Section is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Monday, February 4 at approximately 6:54 p.m. The collision, involving a female pedestrian, occurred on MD Rt. 175 near Pocomoke Drive in Jessup, Howard County.

A GMC Yukon was traveling in the slow lane of westbound MD Rt. 175 when the vehicle stuck a female pedestrian who was in the roadway. The pedestrian was knocked down an adjacent embankment after being struck by the vehicle. She was taken to Howard County General Hospital and pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle – Thomas William Ripple, 46 years of age of the 700 blk. Longview Drive, Catonsville was not injured.

At the time she was struck, the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and was walking along a darkened section of the roadway. The pedestrian has been identified as Brenda Nae Ruby, 45, of no fixed address.

At this time it appears pedestrian error is the cause of the collision.

The investigation is continuing.

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