Girl, 11, killed, 3 children critically hurt in crash
An 11-year-old girl died and three children were in critical condition after a car crash Saturday afternoon in West Baltimore, police said. A vehicle carrying the children was traveling west on Frederick Avenue “at a high rate of speed” shortly after 4:30 p.m. when it crossed the double yellow line and collided with an SUV, Detective Nicole Monroe said. The 11-year-old girl was thrown from the car, Monroe said. She was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was pronounced dead. Three other children — an 11-year-old girl, a 9-year-old girl and a 6-yearold boy — were taken to hospitals, where they remained in critical condition Sunday, Monroe said. The driver of the SUV was not at fault, Monroe said. The 26-year-old driver of the vehicle carrying the children was found to be impaired by alcohol, Monroe said. Alcohol and speed were contributing factors, she said. The man was taken into custody, Monroe said. He did not possess a valid Maryland driver’s license. A 35-year-old man who was a front passenger in the vehicle that collided with the SUV was also injured. He was taken to a hospital, but walked out before being discharged, police said. The crash occurred in the 2800 block of Frederick Ave., in the Carroll-South Hilton neighborhood.
Police identify ‘Aviator’ bank robbery suspect
Baltimore County police identified Sunday the second suspect from a Friday bank robbery that led to a man being shot by police. Police shot Oddis Bernard Colvin Jr., 33, of Pikesville on Friday after he allegedly participated in a bank robbery. Police said Colvin drove a vehicle toward an officer on Ruxton Road near Falls Road. The officer then fired his service weapon, police said. Colvin died. Police arrested a second man in the car, who they believe is the “Aviator” serial bank robbery suspect pursued by the FBI. On Sunday, police identified him as Michael Eugene Stratton, 45, of the 500 block of W. Presstman St. on West Baltimore. He was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said. The FBI had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest of the “Aviator.” The agency believes he was responsible for robberies on Sept. 1 robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Dundalk, Sept. 9 at a BB&T Bank in Hamilton and Sept. 20 at a Wells Fargo Bank in Parkville. The nickname referred to the style of sunglasses the suspect wore during the robberies.