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Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Collision In Odenton

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http://www.wbal.com/article/222566/3/motorcyclist-killed-in-head-on-collision-in-odenton

 

A motorcyclist was killed when he was struck in a head-on collision in Odenton, police said.

Anne Arundel County police were called at 3:37 p.m. Friday to Conway Road at Patuxent Road.

Investigators believe a passenger car heading southbound failed stay right of center and struck and killed the motorcyclist traveling opposite direction.

The driver of the car involved fled from the scene, police said. Helicopter and police K-9 units searched for and were able to find the suspected driver a short time later.

The motorcyclist has not yet been identified. The investigation is ongoing.

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I am sure the dirt bag car owner has attempted to report the car stolen by now.  But his/her fingerprints and maybe blood will tell the real story

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My condolences to the family of the motorcyclist. I would not be the least bit surprised to find out a cell phone was involved.

 

With the unusually nice weather more motorcycles than normal have been out. Please be aware that they are on the roads and take a second to look twice. People don't look for us anyway but even more so when we are not expected to be on the roads.

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http://patch.com/maryland/odenton/marine-stationed-fort-meade-killed-accident-police

 

A Marine stationed at Fort Meade died Friday when his Yamaha motorcycle was struck by a Crofton driver, police say. Investigators believe speed is a factor in the crash that killed James Ray Walden, 21, of Peoria Heights.

The crash happened on Patuxent Road near Conway Road in Gambrills. Witnesses told Anne Arundel County Police that a 2007 BMW 335i was southbound on Patuxent Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the double yellow line into the northbound lane and struck Walden's northbound motorcycle.

Walden was thrown from the bike and suffered fatal injuries. A front seat passenger in the BMW — Kevin Rolando Perez Velasquez, 22, of the 1600 block of Heather Place in Crofton — suffered minor injuries.

 

Very Sad news.  The deceased was a young Marine stationed at Ft. Meade

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I hope they throw every possible charge at the driver.

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http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2017/02/active-duty-marine-from-ft-meade-identified-as-victim-in-fatal-hit-and-run-crash-in-odenton/

 

Upon arrival of responding officers the driver of the BMW fled the scene. Responding units were able to apprehend the driver approximately a quarter mile south of the crash scene hiding in a quarry.

Speed is believed to be a factor in this crash.

Charges are pending review by the States Attorney.

Vehicle 1: 

2007 BMW 335i

Driver/Owner

  • Martin Martinez Ballinas  (28)    (Not Injured)
  • 1600 Block Heather Pl.
  • Crofton, MD 21114

Passenger

  • Kevin Rolando Perez Velasquez  (22)    (Minor Injuries)
  • 1600 Block Heather Place
  • Crofton, MD 21114

Vehicle 2:

Yamaha YZFR600 Motorcycle

Driver:

  • James Ray Walden (21)    (Fatal Injuries)
  • 1100 Block E. Rouse Ave.
  • Peoria Heights, IL, 61616
  • (Active Duty Marine, Stationed at Ft. Meade)
Source :

AACOPD

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Interesting.

I guess my source had the passenger and no mention of the driver. Can a passenger be charged for fleeing an accident scene?

 

Mr. Ballinas' Facebook lists a hometown in Mexico.

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I hope he is held without bond because of flight risk.

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Interesting.

I guess my source had the passenger and no mention of the driver. Can a passenger be charged for fleeing an accident scene?

 

Mr. Ballinas' Facebook lists a hometown in Mexico.

One of the Democrats' New Americans ?

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One of the Democrats' New Americans ?

My thoughts from the beginning when no info was released. 

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does aacopd always post the exact home address of ppl involved in accidents? 

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does aacopd always post the exact home address of ppl involved in accidents? 

 

Did they do so this time?

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does aacopd always post the exact home address of ppl involved in accidents?

Vehicular homicide I would hope so, why would you ask?

Don't you people want cops names and addresses posted when they're involved in a shooting, what's the difference.

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does aacopd always post the exact home address of ppl involved in accidents?

 

Didnt know 1600 BLOCK was an exact address

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Didnt know 1600 BLOCK was an exact address

Looks like a middle to upscale townhouse development. Not that it matters. Their exact address is easily available to anyone. It's useless information.

 

 Imagine the phone call to Ill. The road has no shoulder where the incident happened, this probably couldn't have been avoided by any of us. 

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Looks like a middle to upscale townhouse development. Not that it matters. Their exact address is easily available to anyone. It's useless information.

 

 Imagine the phone call to Ill. The road has no shoulder where the incident happened, this probably couldn't have been avoided by any of us. 

Not sure I understand your thought on this probably could not have been avoided by any of us.

As a lifetime motorcycle rider, diving onto a unpaved shoulder may not have been a better choice.  Plus the guy surely would have kept going and got away then.

It could have been avoided if the auto driver paid attention to what he was doing.

I have seen no follow up on this.  Usually in a death there is more info given as to the driver. 

Although, I will admit the press is very concerned about the oscar mixup and the president using ketchup.  So I guess no time for followup.

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I have seen no follow up on this.  Usually in a death there is more info given as to the driver. 

Although, I will admit the press is very concerned about the oscar mixup and the president using ketchup.  So I guess no time for followup.

And you probably won't. It seems the only time the local media is concerned with a motorcyclist's death or wreck is when the motorcyclist is at fault. This happens far too often and far too often the killers walk.

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More info here than the drunk that killed two people the same weekend

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Not sure I understand your thought on this probably could not have been avoided by any of us.

As a lifetime motorcycle rider, diving onto a unpaved shoulder may not have been a better choice.  Plus the guy surely would have kept going and got away then.

It could have been avoided if the auto driver paid attention to what he was doing.

I have seen no follow up on this.  Usually in a death there is more info given as to the driver. 

Although, I will admit the press is very concerned about the oscar mixup and the president using ketchup.  So I guess no time for followup.

I just meant that on that stretch, it would be very difficult to avoid someone that crossed the center line. It's all on the BMW driver.

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Wow sad news. I'm an avid rider and hate to hear when a fellow rider has gone down. My prayers and condolences to his immediate and Marine family. 

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