Pedestrian struck and killed driver charged in hit-and-run

March 08, 1998

A pedestrian was killed and a motorist was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Friday night after a hit-and-run accident on Southwestern Boulevard in Arbutus, Baltimore County police said.

Jensen Peter Sorensen, 40, of the 4700 block of Belwood Green in Arbutus was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lane of Southwestern Boulevard about 9: 45 p.m. as he was crossing the street near Leeds Avenue, police said.

Police said Brian Daley, 38, of the 8500 block of Timberland Circle in Ellicott City was arrested shortly after an abandoned vehicle was found near the accident scene.

Daley was charged with failure to stop at a fatal accident and driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. He was being held last night on $25,000 bail.

Sorensen was pronounced dead at St. Agnes Hospital.

Pub Date: 3/08/98

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