Woman Killed in I-695 Hit and Run Near Edmondson

Judith A. Hill was struck Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said a woman was killed in a crash that shut down Interstate 695 at Edmondson Avenue Thursday morning.

Judith A. Hill, 62, of the 2800 block of Manoff Road in Halethorpe, was driving a Chevy pickup truck when she stopped on the right shoulder "for reasons unclear," got out of her vehicle and was struck, according to Maryland State Police. The vehicle that struck her left the scene, police said.

Troopers responded after a passerby reported a body lying on the median in the center of the beltway at approximately 7:30 a.m., police said.

Emergency medical personnel from Baltimore County arrived and pronounced Hill dead, police said. Her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to police.

Investigators said they believe the crash occurred at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday.

"Due to the severity of the incident, troopers closed the inner loop of I-695 in the area of Edmondson for several hours," Maryland State Police said in a statement.

Police said the State Highway Administration was assisting with road closures and detours Thursday afternoon.

Maryland State Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-780-2700. Calls will be confidential. Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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Three Lanes on I-695 Reopened at Edmondson

Melark March 15, 2013 at 04:56 PM
My husband passed there on his way to work at 6 am and did not see this poor women. I think that something must have been obscuring passerbys view of her body. Hope she did not suffer.. Ugh
Sara Walters March 16, 2013 at 12:51 AM
That was my sister. I appreciate everyones comment and concern, I do not know the area and how traffic flows at different hours of the day but like everybody else I cannot believe no one saw what happened and her body there for so long. My heart is breaking not only for the loss of my sister but knowing she lay there by herself for so long. Sara Pueblo Co.
Susan Harrison Huot March 16, 2013 at 07:58 PM
I asked the same question. Every night on channel 13 they show parts of the beltway in this area. Also since she was there for 2 hours shows people are driving and not paying attention to much other than texting, talking and hoping they don't run into the back of someone.
Mari March 17, 2013 at 02:53 AM
Sara, I'm so sorry for your loss. I get on the Beltway at that exit and it was just getting light around 7:25 or so. The road is 4 lanes wide and although the speed limit is 55 mph, most people are going between 60 and 70. Depending on what color clothing she was wearing, it's very possible that people didn't see her on the left shoulder, especially if they were not in the left lane and their view was blocked by other vehicles. I left around 7 a.m. Friday and realized that until it was light out I would not necessarily notice someone laying on the shoulder. The road is getting busy and as a driver, I'm just trying to keep track of other cars and the numerous trucks on the road. If it had happened a week earlier, before daylight savings time, I think she would have been found an hour earlier. Again, my condolences on your loss.
Drscope March 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM
The guys running the speed cameras are usually asleep, so its no surprise they didn't see what happened.


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