BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police in Maryland continue to investigate a number of deadly hit-and-run crashes in the Baltimore area in recent weeks.

One month ago, police said a driver hit three people on Interstate 95 near Route 100 in Howard County and fled. Two of those who were hit were in critical condition but later recovered, but one man died.

Just after 9 p.m. on September 27, Russell Eggleton was on his way home with his family when his vehicle hit an SUV that was halfway on the shoulder and halfway in the road. That Nissan SUV had reportedly hit a deer.

Eggleton, an EMT, stepped out to help, but in the process, he was hit and killed. He and his family were passing through Maryland on their way home to Virginia following a vacation.

“We are just taking it day by day,” Eggleton’s widow Anita said.

Four weeks later, Anita and her daughters want to know who hit him.

“I would love for someone to come forward. I just want for someone to come forward and give us some closure,” she said.

Even though it was dark, Anita Eggleton said someone had to have seen something that could help in the case.\

Police believe the suspect vehicle could be a 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander.

The Eggletons aren’t the only family grieving a loved one killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Baltimore area; troopers are investigating at least three crashes around the state in which a driver hit someone and fled.


Heather Faulkner’s 17-year-old daughter Amira Jennings died in a hit-and-run crash in August on Interstate 695 in Rosedale. That case is also still open.

“They haven’t come forward. I guess (they’re) scared, which is understandable, but I’m just saying take your consequence.
You killed a child,” Faulker previously told WJZ.

Anyone with information should call police at 410-799-2101.

Ava-joye Burnett

  1. Carol says:

    That is so sad. I hope they find the hit and run drivers. and please people, remember to move your car completely off the roadway if you have an accident or a flat tire. and if you must get out of the vehicle, get far away from the road. If you hit something on the road, know that someone else is likely to come along and hit you in the same way. All of these people hit were hanging around the crash site on the side of the highway.( Not the young girl but the deer incident.) Don’t do that. So sorry for the loss of these young lives and wish sincere condolences on the families.

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