Pedestrian fatally struck on Russell Street

September 24, 2014|By Joe Burris | The Baltimore Sun

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle during an early morning incident on Russell Street on Wednesday, according to Baltimore City law enforcement and transportation officials.

Baltimore Police said that at approximately 4:58 a.m. officers responding to a serious traffic collision at the 1500 block of Russell Street found a man that had been struck by a vehicle. The man was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and the police Accident Investigation Unit/Crash team is investigating, officials said.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported at 7 a.m. that the incident, which occurred between Bayard and Haines streets, had severely impacted traffic, while Baltimore Police reported that Russell Street had been closed. Officials reported the street reopened around 8 a.m.

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