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Tree Branch Kills Driver, Injures Passenger on Dulaney Valley Road

The tree branch hit power lines then the vehicle, the Baltimore County Police Department reported.

A man was killed after a large branch fell from a tree, onto a power line and then on his vehicle along Dulaney Valley Road in Glen Arm Friday night, according to police.

At 11:10 p.m. on Friday, first responders were called to the 13100 block of Dulaney Valley Road for a motor vehicle incident where someone was injured, the Baltimore County Police Department reported.

Investigators determined that a 2007 Hyundai Sonata had been traveling north on Dulaney Valley Road when a large branch broke off a tree, fell onto power lines and hit the vehicle, police said.

James Walter Power, 60, of the 1700 block of Pleasantville Road in Forest Hill, was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Timothy Carroll Power, 18, of the same address, was also taken to St. Joseph for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The Baltimore County Police Department's crash team is investigating, according to the report.


Michelle L May 25, 2014 at 09:19 PM
I felt so sad to read about such a random and tragic accident. My condolences for Timothy and the rest of James' family and friends. So very sad.

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