Pedestrian Struck and Killed While Walking Across Ritchie Highway

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ARNOLD, MD – The Anne Arundel Police have reported the death of Eric Crawford who was allegedly walking in the northbound travel lanes of Ritchie Highway when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

On Monday, at approximately 10:20 p.m., police officers responded to the 1200 block of Ritchie Highway for a citizen complaint of a pedestrian walking in the northbound travel lanes.

“When officers arrived in the area, they discovered a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian near the Severna Park Golf Center,” the department said. “The investigation revealed that a pedestrian was in the travel portion of northbound Ritchie Highway when he was struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa.”

Crawford, according to police was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

“Preliminarily, pedestrian error is believed to be the primary cause of this crash,” the agency said.