Just before midnight on January 26, 2018, Baltimore County Police Department’s Crash Team responded to the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company located in the 200 block of Wise Avenue for a motor vehicle collision. Police determined that Medic #275 was returning to the station and backing up into the building. The operator of the Medic did activate the vehicle’s emergency lights.

A 2012 Hyundai Accent traveling westbound on Wise Avenue struck Medic #275 on the rear driver’s side. A passenger in the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased on January 27 at 12:20 am. The deceased passenger from the Hyundai has been identified as James Franklin Pettie, III, 30, of the 1700 block of Melbourne Road.

The driver of the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. After medical treatment, the driver was charged with driving under the influence.

Two EMS providers who were inside Medic #275 at the time of the collision were also taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

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