BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person was killed early Friday morning in a fatal crash along a busy part of I-83 in Baltimore County.
Maryland State Police found a Range Rover driving south right near Northern Parkway hit a man who was walking along the highway.READ MORE: Over $2M In Grants Approved To Expand Ellicott City Flood Protection
The crash happened just before 3 a.m. The victim is Gleb Volkov, a 26-year-old man from New York.
According to investigators, a ride share driver was driving north on I-83 and called 911 because of an unruly and possibly intoxicated passenger who was assaulting him.
That’s when the driver pulled over and the passenger left the car and crossed over the median into the southbound lane.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Over 1,000 New Cases Reported, Key Metrics Decline
The driver described the passenger to police who matched the description of the man who was hit and killed.
Many people shocked to hear how the day started out.
“You don’t know the exact situation, but that can be pretty devastating to hit a pedestrian in that situation where you don’t expect to see anyone on the road like that,” said David Walton of Baltimore.MORE NEWS: Brian Frosh Won't Seek Reelection As Maryland's Attorney General
The stretch of highway from Ruxton Road to Northern Parkway was completely closed for three hours during the crash investigation.