Teen, Man Die In 2 Accidents, Hours Apart On Liberty Rd.

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are investigating two fatal crashes that happened three hours apart in the same area in Randallstown Friday night.

Two lives were lost on the same stretch of road Friday night, just hours apart. Baltimore County Police are now trying to piece together the timelines of two fatal accidents.

A crumpled bicycle is now haunting evidence of a crash that killed a boy in Randallstown. The first crash happened just before 9 p.m. near Marriottsville Road. Early investigating revealed that a 19-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy were riding together on one bicycle west on Liberty Road. They were struck by a 2002 Nissan Ultima, also traveling west on Liberty Road.

The 14-year-old boy, Jamal Quentin Anderson from Randallstown died from his injuries from the crash.

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The young woman he was with was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is in stable condition at last report.

The driver of the Nissan remain at the scene and has been identified as Conrad Oliver Antonio Thorpe, 23, from Randallstown. He has been charged with driving under the influence and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail.

“It doesn’t have to happen. This absolutely could have been avoided. If he hadn’t been drunk at the time, you have to ask yourself: would he have seen them? Would he have been paying more attention?” says Officer Jennifer Peach, with Baltimore County Police.
“Right now we’re trying to review any video footage that we have from any of the stores along Liberty Road to see if we can get an image of them on the bike,” says Officer Peach.

The second crash happened just before midnight on Liberty Road at Offutt Road when a red 2012 Hyundai Tucson traveling east suddenly crossed over the center line and collided head-on with an MTA transport van heading west.

The only passenger in the van was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver was also transported to an area hospital as a precaution but has been released from the hospital.

The driver of the Hyundai has been identified as William Thomas Rideout, 44 from Randallstown. He was transported to Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“It’s possible he could have had some kind of medical emergency happen. He could have fallen asleep. At this point, we just don’t know,” says Officer Peach.
Now, investigations continue to look into a pair of tragic encounters, that claimed two lives.
The speed limit the area along Liberty Road where the incidents occurred is 40 MPH. That, and the fact that there are no bike lanes may play a part in the investigations.

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