Pedestrian Dies After Accident in Middle River

Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Saturday evening.

UPDATE (7:15 p.m. Sunday)—A woman is dead after being hit by a car in the Middle River area Saturday evening.

Baltimore County Police identified the woman on Sunday as 60-year-old Dianna Rae Brooks of no fixed address.

A tweet from Baltimore County Police and Fire confirmed a pedestrian was hit on Pulaski Highway near Holly Drive at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday.

According to a police press release, Brooks was standing on the eastbound side of Pulaski Highway (Route 40) at Holly Drive when she was struck by a Ford 150 pickup. 

Police said she died on the way to Franklin Square Hospital.

Eastbound Pulaski Highway between Martin Boulevard and Holly Drive was closed to traffic while police investigated, according to Cpl. John Wachter with Baltimore County Police.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Al Day January 06, 2013 at 02:11 AM
I thought Tomcat killed tweety.
Al Day January 06, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Uh, they moved Essex over a bit so the county could sell the land.
Tim January 06, 2013 at 06:07 AM
the 21st century is moving forward with or without some of you...
Gil January 06, 2013 at 11:58 AM
For the uninformed. https://twitter.com/BACOPoliceFire
Pat Foster January 06, 2013 at 12:12 PM
What difference does it make how the information was announced or where Holly Drive is located ??? A person is dead!!! What a bunch of jerks!!!!
John January 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Good site Gil I bookmarked it ! Thanks!
Buzz Beeler January 06, 2013 at 03:41 PM
First thoughts and prayers for all of those involved. It is not an easy situation for either of the families. One of the last fatals I investigated happened near the same location. It is a dangerous area. The pedestrian was struck by an off duty police officer. I told the officer he would have to take a breath test as required in an investigation of this type. He passed it and sadly the family showed up at the scene. That is never an easy situation to deal with for all involved. My thoughts go out to the family of the deceased and also to the driver's family. No one wants to be involved in a situation like that, and don't forget handling a fatal is no easy task for the police officers involved.
mcgillicuddy January 06, 2013 at 03:46 PM
So what action would you suggest be taken that would keep your blood pressure down, O Great Master?
Jenny January 06, 2013 at 05:54 PM
It is my sister that was killed . Love you Diana !!!! So glad we talked yesterday .
parent January 06, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Calm down calm down. I just thought it was funny to read tweet from police and obviously it is a very sad story. Every comment i read on here is about race or politics. This was just a comment about twitter. I'm 29 going on eighty give me a break.
Al Day January 06, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Well!!! I've never been so humilitated in my life.
Stephanie January 06, 2013 at 08:44 PM
"I told the officer he would have to take a breath test as required in an investigation of this type." In my opinion, more breath tests should be taken of off-duty officers. Being related to an officer, I know for a fact that when an officer is pulled over, all they have to do is show their id and they're on their way. I've also been out, watching football games or whatever, where there are off-duty cops who drink, and they're not really worried about drinking and driving, because of "professional courtesy." I know this is not related to this specific case, and I am very sorry for the loss of life, but this is something that has bothered me for quite some time. The relative who is a cop has told me that if he were to cite another officer who's off duty for speeding, or whatever, that his superiors would reprimand him. Sad, but true.
Buzz Beeler January 06, 2013 at 09:23 PM
I am sorry for your loss. I too suffered a recent loss aloso. It is not easy.
Buzz Beeler January 06, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Stephaine things are changing. No officer wants to put his job on the line. Some officers have actually faced charges or scrutiny regarding failure to to their job. Even as far back as when I retired when a certain officer was involved in an accident who had been drinking, he was arrested and charged. You protect your job. That comes first.
FIFA January 06, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Welcome to the Patch Jenny. Sorry you had to let everyone know about your loss this way and so soon. Hope you'll post again when you feel better.
FIFA January 06, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Buzz, they could set up a sobriety check point at the driveway of the FOP lodge on Harford Road and have a field day with police officers driving under the influence.
Sam Battle January 07, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Heck I could give a list of "COP" essex / middle river bars that you can go to most of times and see "COPS" off duty slammed drunk and not caring and getting into cars and driving and are protected with f.o.p. tags. Things need to change and sit up drunk driving posts near some of these bars...OH thats right ..the :"cops" at the bar would be given a headsup to escape before hand and disappear..
Buzz Beeler January 07, 2013 at 01:02 AM
That's why I never went to retirement parties. I quit drinking in 1972 and am proud of that. I've never been to the lodge except maybe three times before I retired or as they say forced out. I went there to meet with the FOP attorneys. I survived cancer and a near death experience without booze.
nighthawk January 07, 2013 at 01:22 AM
You people are retarded! Is this article about cops and the assumptions of what they do off duty as every citizen does...or is this about an innocent woman losing her life. You peopke should be ashamed of yourselves. Instead of bashing cops who protect your sorry asses...why not say a prayer for the families involved in this tradegy. Put youraelf in their shoes and imagine your loved one being killed!!!!
FIFA January 07, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Welcome to the Patch nighthawk. We all appreciate your first post. May you post many more. You appear to care greatly about the dead, we hope to hear more from you.
Buzz Beeler January 07, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Nighthawk, I just lost a loved one. I watched my mother suffer and die. I also offered prayers to all those involved in the incident. Many of the topics on this sight can morph into other areas that sometimes are related. I am not suggesting in this tragedy that is case but more of the humane condition to discuss potential problems that may help others in the future.
Johnny Yuma January 07, 2013 at 02:24 PM
The confusion may be BCoPD Precinct boundaries. It has been addressed many times before on the Patch. This section of RT40 falls in the area of responsibility of the Essex Precinct.
Stephanie January 07, 2013 at 04:40 PM
And I'm so glad your sensitivity came out as well, calling other people "retarded". And just because the conversation turns "off topic", doesn't mean that people don't care about the loss of life. Thank you for reminding us to say a prayer. And as far as "bashing" cops, some of us are just tired of the hypocrisy of those who protect our sorry asses, oh, and pay their salaries.
Jon January 08, 2013 at 04:38 AM
The driver of the r-150 was a undercover police officer I line on that corner and my wife was out side as he tried to give her mouth to mouth hard to believe they would leave out that part in the ''NEWS''
Buzz Beeler January 08, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Losing a loved one is a terrible thing. I wish there was something I could do but I can't. I can only hope that time and the families support of each other will help with the healing part. Jon, they give out the bare minimum amount of facts on a lot of cases. I can't believe that Johnson did not or was not in front of the podium regarding that shooting in Dundalk defending his officers after they were cleared by the State's Attorney. You leave those men swinging in the breeze in the eyes of some community members. That is not fair.
Kelsey January 09, 2013 at 10:45 PM
This is my Boyfriends mother that was killed!! who gives a shit if it was in whatever part of town. don't you people have anything better to do than this!!! Comments are ment for comments on the subject NOT where it was or anything else. Think about the families who read this is hope of answers. I am disappointed in all of you!!!!
Kelsey January 09, 2013 at 10:46 PM
This is my Boyfriends mother that was killed!! who gives a shit if it was in whatever part of town. don't you people have anything better to do than this!!! Comments are ment for comments on the subject NOT where it was or anything else. Think about the families who read this is hope of answers. I am disappointed in all of you!!!!
Palula Louise Johnson January 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Dianna was my ex-mother-in-law and i loved her very much but she didn't have to go that away. The family has so many unanswered question. So if you and your wife was there can you please email me at mike.johnson72@frontier.com and please let us know she is really missed. Her grandkids need to know what had happened to their grandmother. We don't know what to say to them and the police won't let us know anything we know that it was so bad that we can't give her the right funeral she deserves. So if you have a heart or soul please let us know what you thank you. Dianna i will miss you and i will always love you God bless you!!!! Paula
FIFA January 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Welcome to the Patch, Palula, we look forward to hearing more from you. So sorry for your loss.
FIFA January 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Palula, the poor deceased was a 60 year old, just how old are the grandchildren?


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