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Body-Worn and Dashboard Camera Footage from April 2024 Fatal Crash in Carroll County Released

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The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office has released body-worn and dashboard camera footage of a fatal crash that occurred on April 20, 2024 in Eldersburg, Carroll County. The crash followed an attempted traffic stop by a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The decedent was previously identified as 22-year-old Kayla Rodriguez-Garcia of Randallstown, Maryland.

The IID will generally release body-worn camera and dashboard camera footage within 20 business days of an incident. The release of camera footage in this incident was delayed to allow the decedent’s family an opportunity to view the video before it was released to the public.

The IID continues to investigate the circumstances of the fatal crash. To read the original news release, click here.

Details from the original release:

On April 20, 2024, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol in the area of Liberty Road and Ridge Road when he observed a car driving westbound on Liberty Road at a high rate of speed. The deputy activated his emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the car, but the driver, an adult male, failed to stop. After approximately thirty seconds, the deputy lost sight of the car, slowed down, and turned off his emergency equipment. A moment later, the deputy discovered that while fleeing from police, the driver had crossed over the double yellow lines into the eastbound lanes of Liberty Road near Fallon Road and struck an SUV head-on. The SUV contained two occupants. The driver of the SUV, an adult female, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver, who fled police, and the passenger in the SUV both suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries and were each taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Watch the full video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oo4yUcW0FQ

Original press release can be found below:


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