ELKRIDGE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Authorities say a man who was repairing a passenger bus along the side of an Anne Arundel County highway is dead after being struck by a suspected hit-and-run driver.
Officers say 41-year-old Stuart Johnson was repairing the bus tire on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway north of Route 100 when he was struck by a vehicle around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Johnson was employed by a roadside assistance company that was contacted to change the tire on the bus.
Police say a vehicle being driven by 23-year-old Brittany Walton struck Johnson and continued driving. Police say a witness followed Walton and provided the information to police. Officers say when Walton's vehicle became disabled along the northbound lanes of the highway near Interstate 95 she fled on foot and was apprehended in the woods.
Investigators say Walton was arrested Sunday night after it was found she was wanted on warrants from Baltimore City charging her with fourth degree burglary and animal cruelty. Charges related to the suspected hit-and-run crash are pending.
The investigation is continuing at this time.