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Maryland police look for big rig believed to be responsible for fatal I-83 hit and run


Maryland State Police (MSP) say that they are searching for a truck that they believe was involved in a fatal pedestrian strike along I-83 last night.

Woman Struck And Dragged By Unknown Vehicle

MSP responded to a call at 9:30 p.m. on southbound I-83 in Cockeysville.

From an MSP release about the incident:

A red Suzuki passenger vehicle was disabled and parked along the right shoulder due to possible mechanical issues.  At that time, the victim, who is not being identified pending family notification, exited her vehicle and stood by the driver side door. Moments later, she was struck by an unknown vehicle and dragged for approximately 500 feet.

The woman, who was later identified as 53 year old Nancy Carter, was pronounced dead at the scene.

MSP Seeks Information On Fatal Pedestrian Strike

Investigators believe that the vehicle responsible for hitting Carter was a tractor trailer because of evidence collected at the crash site. However, a male passenger who remained inside the Suzuki said that he was on the phone at the time Carter was struck and could not provide any eye witness evidence about the vehicle.

MSP says that the truck will likely gave damage to the right front bumper or headlight.

If you have information on the incident, you’re asked to call the Maryland State Police at 410-780-2700.


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