Authorities investigating the death of a highway worker killed by a hit and run driver on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Thursday say the contract employee was violating protocols that might have saved his life.
Maryland State Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed a highway contract worker in Anne Arundel County.
All northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway are closed between Greenbelt Road and Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County after a major police chase just before 3p.m. this afternoon, potentially causing complications for those returning from holiday getaways. A person attempting to elude police in an allegedly stolen truck hit multiple vehicles on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway before the truck overturned just south of Powder Mill Road in Laurel., and the driver--who was also accused of assault--fled on foot.
People using the Union Station and New Carrollton stations will see security patrols during the evening rush hour. It's part of a joint operation involving Transportation Security Administration personnel and local police agencies, including Metro transit police. This is not in response to any specific threat.
The transit authority plans to spend up to $794,000 to finish fixing the problem that caused the rail car doors to open on the wrong side of the platforms. Because of the problem, the rail car doors are now opened by the train operators, rather than by the automatic system.
Metro Transit Police Officer Christopher Fulda and four fellow officers won special recognition for heroism on Thursday for kicking in a door and rescuing several residents from a burning building near Naylor Road station last month.