Police pursuit ends with the death of a child

Yesterday evening Baltimore County Police responded to a pedestrian struck in the 8200 Blk of Pulaski Highway, upon arrival they found an adult male suffering from critical injuries. Investigators determined that the victim, now identified as 51 year old Randolph Croom, was struck as he attempted to cross Pulaski Highway.
He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Due to the circumstances, police shut down Pulaski Highway while the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team
conducted its investigation.

While the road remain closed, police say that at approximately 9:07 p.m. a silver Mercedes-Benz traveling on Pulaski Highway struck a Baltimore County Police Cruiser that was assisting with the road closure.
Police say that at this point the driver of the Mercedes immediately began to flee the scene towards Baltimore City.
A Baltimore County Police Officer pursued the fleeing suspect just into Baltimore City onto Moravia Road.

At this point, Baltimore City police say that the suspect going at a high rate of speed on Moravia Road, approaching Sinclair Lane, struck a Volvo C30. The collision forced the Volvo to rotate into a bus stop where a one year old child in a stroller was struck. The suspect vehicle continued traveling north on Moravia Road before coming to a stop 250 ft north of the collision scene.

The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric ER, where he succumbed to his injuries. After being involved
in two collisions, the suspect in the Mercedes was transported to Shock Trauma with non life threatening injuries.

Police say charges are pending against the driver of the Mercedes upon conclusion of both Baltimore City & Baltimore Counties crash investigations.

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