NC Man Larry Downey ID’d As Pedestrian In Monday Night Laurel Fatal MD Vehicle Strike

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Larry Thomas Downey, of Oxford, North Carolina, has been identified as the pedestrian in a Monday night fatal Prince George’s County vehicle strike.

Downey, 59, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near South Laurel Monday night.

According to reports, Downey was on-foot in the area of U.S. 1 near Cypress Street in South Laurel, when he was struck by a Hyundai Santa operated by 26-year-old Jason Iloh of Laurel around 9 p.m. Monday.

Downey was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries while being transported to an area hospital.

It is unclear if anyone was cited at the scene.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Prince George’s County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the eastern portion of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland, behind Montgomery County. Its county seat is Upper Marlboro – Wikipedia.

NC Man Jimmy Zientek ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Beaufort Single-Vehicle Submersion Crash

CARTERET COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — James Zientek, of Beaufort, North Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Carteret County crash Sunday afternoon.

“Jimmy” Zientek, 54, was killed in a single-vehicle submersion crash in Carteret County on Sunday afternoon.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Zientek was operating a 1998 Volkswagen on Highway 101 in Beaufort, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over into a canal.

Zientek, who was trapped underwater for approximately 20 minutes, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the crash report.

Troopers believe speed nor impairment were factors in the crash.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Zientek:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,469. Its county seat is Beaufort. The county was created in 1722 as Carteret Precinct and gained county status in 1739 – Wikipedia.

MS Woman Tashekia Scott ID’d As Victim In Fatal Overnight Vicksburg Single-Vehicle Crash

WARREN COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Tashekia Latoyia Scott, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash near Bovina overnight.

“Shekia Boo Scott,” 28, was killed early Friday following a single-vehicle crash on I-20 in Warren County.

According to officials, Scott was operating a Toyota Camry on Interstate 20 near Bovina, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then entered a culvert causing it to rollover. Scott was ejected from the vehicle during the violent crash around 2 a.m. Friday.

A crash report noted that the victim was not wearing her seatbelt.

Police say that fatigue may have been a factor in the fatal wreck.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the victim:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,773. Its county seat is Vicksburg. Created by legislative act of 22 December 1809, Warren County is named for American Revolutionary War officer Joseph Warren – Wikipedia.

MD BMW Strikes Pedestrians In Essex Monday Killing 2 Children Injuring Others

ESSEX, MD. (THECOUNT) — A 5-year-old and a 6-year-old pedestrians were killed in an incident involving a BMW in Essex Monday afternoon.

In all, four people, including another 9-year-old child and an adult woman, were struck by a vehicle in Essex Monday afternoon, police said.

The crash happened around 4:10 p.m. at Eastern Avenue and Orville Road. Police said a BMW was heading west on Eastern Avenue when it hit the four pedestrians, reports BaltimoreCBS.

A woman and one child were taken to Hopkins Bayview, another child was taken to MedStar Franklin and the third child was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The woman and a 9-year-old have life-threatening injuries.

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Geo quick facts: Essex is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 39,262 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

Beloved DE Pastor Shawn Willey ID’d As Victim In Monday MD Boom Truck Crane Crash

TALBOT COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Abundant Life Christian parishioners in Laurel, Delaware, are mourning the passing of their beloved pastor, Shawn Willey, who was identified as the man killed in a boom truck crane crash on Monday, according to reports.

Willey, 46, was killed in a vehicle-crash Monday near Easton, Maryland, after a boom truck crash he was operating crashed on Route 329.

The Christ Evangelistic Church is located on Seaford Rd, in Laurel, Delaware.

According to Maryland State Police, shortly before 8 a.m., Monday troopers were dispatched to single vehicle crash on southbound Route 329, just south of Loves Folly Farm Road near Easton, Maryland. When they arrived, officials determined that Willey failed to negotiate the curves along Route 329, ran off the road, and struck a sign, a telephone pole, and then overturned on the passenger sides near the woods.

He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, reports WGMD.

Following news of his passing, Abundant Life Church rallied together to remember their beloved Pastor, sharing photos and their marquee sign which now reads: “In Loving Memory of Pastor Shawn Willey.”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Geo quick facts: Easton, Maryland is an incorporated town and the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, United States. The population was 15,945 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population in 2018 of 16,494. The primary ZIP Code is 21601, and the secondary is 21606 – Wikipedia.

MD Man John H. Schell ID’d As Victim In Sunday Night Dundalk Motorcycle Crash

DUNDALK, MD. (THECOUNT) — John H. Schell, of Sparrows Point, Maryland, has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash in Baltimore County Sunday night, according to officials.

Schell, 61, died following a motorcycle crash on the inner loop of I-695 in Dundalk on Sunday night.

According to reports, Schell was operating a motorcycle on I-695 near North Point and Merritt Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when for unknown reasons, his bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The motorcycle then traveled up an embankment and collided with a pole, reports CBSLocal.

Schell was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Maryland State Police said.

Geo quick facts: Dundalk is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 63,597 at the 2010 census. In 1960 and 1970, Dundalk was the largest unincorporated community in Maryland. It was named after the town of Dundalk, Ireland – Wikipedia.

MD Man David Lee Spence ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Delmar Fatal Motorcycle Crash

DELMAR, MD. (THECOUNT) — David Lee Spence, of Delmar, Maryland, has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle-versus-SUV collision Wednesday night on Route 54 in Delmar.

Spence, 37, was killed following a Wednesday night crash on Route 54 involving a Chevy SUV, state police said.

Troopers responded to reports of a vehicle collision after 7:00 p.m. on Route 54 near Rum Ridge Road in Delmar.

According to a news release from the Maryland State Police, the investigation determined the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado was attempting to perform a left turn into a residential driveway.

Spence’s Yamaha motorcycle failed to slow down and struck the rear of the Chevrolet truck, reports Delmarvanow.

The SUV driver, 40-year-old David Latimer Hudson, of Delmar, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Spence was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash remains open.

Geo quick facts: Delmar is a town in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The population was 3,003 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. When the population is added to “twin city” Delmar, Delaware, the town’s total population is 4,600 – Wikipedia.

DE Woman Takeyia Hobbs ID’d As Pedestrian Fatally Struck In Georgetown Thursday Night

GEORGETOWN, DE. (THECOUNT) — Takeyia Hobbs of Georgetown, DE, has been identified as the pedestrian struck on June 11, on North Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown.

Hobbs, 28, was on-foot on U.S. 113 in the area of Ennis Street, when she was struck and killed after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Anyone with possible information on the incident should contact police at 911.

The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, wearing dark clothing, and not carrying a light, report Delaware State Police.

Hobbs was pronounced deceased at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The operator of the Volkswagen, an unidentified 21-year-old female from Arnold, Maryland remained on scene, was properly restrained, and did not require medical treatment.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, reports DSP.

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Geo quick facts: Georgetown is a town in and the county seat of Sussex County, Delaware, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 6,422, an increase of 38.3% over the previous decade. Georgetown is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

MD 14-Year-Old Ariana Funes-Diaz Brutal Riverdale MS-13 Murder 3 Teens Under Arrest

RIVERDALE, MD. (THECOUNT) — Ariana Funes-Diaz of Adelphi, Maryland, has been identified as the teen found stabbed and beaten to death in a Riverdale Park creek on Wednesday morning.

Prince George’s County officials found the body of the 14-year-old girl after she had previously been reported as missing in Anne Arundel County, police said.

Officers from several agencies found her body around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday in a creek in the 6300 block of 64th Avenue.

Police arrested three teenagers in the case, 16-year-old Josue Fuentes-Ponce of Bladensburg, 17-year-old Joel Escobar of Northeast Washington, D.C., and 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi of Lothian, Md. All three are charged as adults, reports KENS5.

Officials said the suspects drove the victim to the wooded area in April, where they assaulted her with a machete and baseball bat. She died from her injuries.

The two male suspects are believed to be members of an MS-13 clique based out of Prince George’s County, police said.

“Consistently what we’ve seen when we deal with cases involving MS-13 is violence that’s disturbing,” Maj. Brian Riley said at the press conference. “And they’re not afraid to use it on their own, to send a message in some cases.”

The three suspects all face first degree murder charges.

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Geo quick facts: Riverdale Park, formerly known and often referred to as Riverdale, Maryland is a semi-urban town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, a suburb in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The population was 6,956 as of 2010 – Wikipedia.

Ghana Actor Chris Attoh Wife Jennifer Bowie Shot Dead In Greenbelt Maryland Friday

GREENBELT, MD. (THECOUNT) — The wife of a popular Ghanaian actor was shot dead on Friday in Greenbelt, Maryland, by an unknown gunman.

44-year-old, Jennifer Bowie, the wife of actor, Chris Attoh, was shot in the head in the parking lot of a Greenbelt office building Friday by a man described as a black male.

Bowie has departed an office complex in the 6300 block of Ivy Lane and was walking to her car when a man armed with a handgun approached her and opened fire.

The Greenbelt Police Department said Bowie attempted to flee the scene, but the man followed her and fired off multiple rounds, with at least one shot striking her in the head.

The unknown suspect is described as black and having a thin build with black hair then fled the scene in a vehicle.

Bowie was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries after 5 p.m. Friday.

Co-workers said Bowie was working at a temporary staffing agency when she was killed.

Bowie married Attoh last year after the latter had divorced his Nigerian wife and fellow artiste, Damilola Adegbite, according to NewTelegraphng.

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Geo quick facts: Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center – wikipedia.