UPDATE: Driver who was sought in deadly hit & run turns herself in

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This BMW X5 is similar to the one police say was involved in the deadly hit & run.


BROOKLANDVILLE, Md.– State Police in Maryland have ended their search for the driver in a deadly hit and run.

It happened around 1:30 Sunday morning on the ramp from the northbound Jones Falls Expressway to the outer loop of I-695.

Troopers say the driver, identified as 30-year old Whitney Flanigan of Pikesville, Maryland turned herself in at the Golden Ring Barrack in Essex. She and her lawyer arrived around 3:00 p.m. and contacted investigators about the crash.

She had been driving a blue BMW X5 with Pennsylvania registration at the time of the incident. The SUV, which belonged to a relative, was located in Owings Mills. Troopers have recovered it and are processing it for evidence.

30-year-old Ramon Purvey, who was standing next to his disabled vehicle was struck and killed. Troopers say Flanigan accelerated and fled the scene.

Charges are pending and the investigation continues.


Baltimore City Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a Pennsylvania vehicle that claimed the life of a 30-year-old man.

Authorities say it happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Ramon Purvey of Owings Mills was parked on the side of the JFX northbound I-695 ramp. He was standing next to his car when he was struck by an SUV. Purvey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspected vehicle has been identified as a blue BMW X5, possibly between 2000-2003 with Pennsylvania registration. It is similar to the photo posted below.

This BMW X5 is similar to the one police say was involved in the deadly hit & run.

The SUV is believed to likely have damage to the passenger side front and right side, as well as a damaged or missing side mirror as a result of the crash.

Anyone who may have information on the suspected driver, or location of the BMW X5, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Golden Ring Barrack at (410) 780-2700. Callers may remain anonymous.

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