Nearly 1 Year Later, No Suspects in Fatal Towson Hit-And-Run

Towson University student Ryan Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene on York Road near Washington Avenue.

Nearly one year later, Baltimore County police have not been able to identify the driver in a hit-and-run incident that left a Towson University student dead.

"For our closure, it's important to find the person who did this," said William Bailey, father of Ryan Bailey, a 20-year-old student who was killed on March 31, 2012.

At around 1:50 a.m., police and fire crews discovered Ryan Bailey dead at the scene near York Road and Washington Avenue. Investigators determined he was walking northbound when an older model silver or white boxy style car that was traveling northbound on York Road in the same lane struck Ryan Bailey and knocked him toward the sidewalk.

"It's still difficult to talk about," said William Bailey, a Seaford, NY resident.

William Bailey described the former accounting major as "very outgoing, with a lot of friends."

"He was looking forward to graduating—would have been this year," he said.

Towson University held a vigil in remembrance of Ryan Bailey in April 2012.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (410)-307-2020.

Tips can also be submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587. To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to 274637 and enter the message starting with "MCS," or e-mail a tip to www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Police said those submitting tips can stay anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

James February 13, 2013 at 09:31 PM
I comprehend your point, cupcake. You had a couple of beers. You drove home. Idiot move. If you hit "this bright person," you would have been at fault and charged with driving under the influence. Your move.
M. Sullivan February 13, 2013 at 09:47 PM
If I hit this same person under the same circumstances without having had any alcohol, would I have been charged with manslaughter or reckless driving? I doubt it. If I hit this person without prior beers, or it was discovered that he was drunk, would he be liable for the damage to my car or face any charges. I doubt it. Is there no accountability for the acts of pedestrians no matter how thoughtless? Regardless of your intolerant attitude, many of us have the capability of controlling how we drink.
Dale February 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Although we all know the dangers of drinking and driving. I beleive the point is the skateboarder was wear dark clothing while traveling in the center of York Road. I agree that the bright person was not all that bright and puts himself as well as others at risk by his actions.
Ed February 17, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Uh, James, unless his blood alcohol level was .05 or higher, I think he would be presumed to NOT be under the influence under Maryland law, unless that has been changed over the last 10 years or so. Any lawyers in the crowd?
smartmom3 March 11, 2013 at 03:52 AM
REGARDLESS of who is doing what, drunk or not, walking in the middle of the street or not, if you hit someone, YOU STOP YOUR CAR! That is the humane thing to do! The fact that someone would hit another human being, and leave them on the road, is the true crime and quite cowardly. No human I know would ever leave another soul to die on the street. Only someone who also had something to hide They need to come forward instead of being the cowardly person they are. Did they know that they hit him. YES and their car knows too. They need to bring peace and closure now if they have any slight of humanity left in them. God is just..and HE will be.


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