DUNDALK — An off-duty Baltimore County Police officer was arrested on drunken driving charges after killing two pedestrians in a collision on North Point Avenue just south of Norris Lane early Sunday, May 2, police report.
Joshua Day, a 34-year-old from Edgemere, was first struck by a Subaru Legacy while crossing North Point Boulevard just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Berlynn Matthews, a 21-year-old from Middle River, had gotten out of her car to help Day when Officer William Collazo-Brown, traveling southbound, struck both with his Kawasaki motorcycle.
Day and Matthews were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Collazo-Brown, 24, has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department since June of 2019. In the afternoon of May 4, he ‘was separated from employment with the Baltimore County Police Department,’ according to a department spokesperson.
This case remains under investigation by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore County Police Crash Team, and the Baltimore County Police Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs.
Families of both victims have pressed for answers in the wake of the incident, amid an outpouring of grief.
“He was a happy-go-lucky person, always helping out the neighbors,” Day’s Aunt Wendy Edenton told local media, adding that her heart goes out to Matthews’ family. “She tried to get out and tried to save my nephew and she also got her life taken away.”