County police seek witness in light rail deaths
The Baltimore County police are trying to identify a potential witness in the July 5 deaths of two Lutherville teenagers on the light rail tracks outside that station. Police say a video inside the cabin of a train that is believed to have hit the two 17-year-olds about 2:57 that Sunday captured an image of the possible witness.
Police described the witness as a young man, in his teens or early twenties, with brown skin, a light-colored shirt and dark-colored shorts, who was carrying some items while he was on the train. Police are asking people who have information about the witness to call them at 410-307-2020.
The full release is attached.
FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE:
Baltimore County Police are seeking to identify a witness who may have information about the deaths that occurred on the light rail tracks on Sunday, July 5, at approximately 2:57 p.m. A video inside the train cabin captured the witness’ image.
Police were called to the tracks near the Lutherville light rail station where two victims were found seriously injured after being struck by a light rail train. Jarrett Connor Peterson, 17, was pronounced deceased after arriving at St. Joseph Medical Center. Kyle Wankmiller, 17, was transported to Shock Trauma by helicopter. He died Monday, July 6, as a result of his injuries.
The Mass Transit Administration (MTA) police began an investigation into the deaths, and on July 8, requested for the Baltimore County Police Department to assume the investigation. As a result of County detectives reviewing an internal train video, they identified the image of a passenger on the train who may have information.
The witness is described as a brown-skinned male in his late teens to early 20s in age. He was wearing a light-colored shirt with writing and a logo on the front and back of the shirt, and long dark-colored shorts. The man was also carrying some item while on the train.
Investigators are asking the man, or anyone who knows his identity, to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.