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Police Identify Mustang Driver in Towson Crash

The car crash left Essex Patch editor Tyler Waldman, 24, critically injured.

Police have identified the driver of the Ford Mustang involved in a Monday morning car crash.

Shervale T. Kenney, 37, of the unit block of Kendersham Court in Rosedale was transported to Sinal Hospital after the accident for treatment of minor injuries, according to a statement from the Baltimore County Police Department. 

Tyler Waldman, 24, of the 300 block of Stevenson Lane in Towson, remains in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma where he was flown out on Monday, police said.

Waldman was traveling northbound on Goucher Road and Kenney was traveling eastbound on East Joppa Road when her Mustang struck his Civic at the intersection of the two roads at around 9:20 a.m., police said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Read more:

  • Social Media Shows Support for Essex Patch Editor Tyler Waldman
  • Police Identify Towson Man Injured in Monday Crash
  • Investigation Into Towson Accident Continues
Kim Remesch November 30, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Oh my goodness, how horrible. Always horrible, but for Patch people even more. Prayers and wishes to Tyler's family.
Walter November 30, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I've been following coverage of Tyler Waldman's unfortunate crash with considerable interest. The outpouring of support from the community and Patch editors across the country has been impressive. I wish Waldman well and hope he recovers speedily from his injuries. It is my understanding that Patch does not report the names of victims. Since Shervale Kenney's name has been reported here, one can therefore reasonably conclude that she not a victim. The implication is that Kenney was at fault for the crash, and possibly even face charges. Assuming that the traffic signal was operating normally, somebody clearly ran a red light. Covering a story involving one of its own editors puts Patch in an odd situation. Bryan Sears, for example, has been quoted in reference to the incident in other media. On Facebook, Sears posted an update about visiting Waldman and holding his hand, and speaking with Waldman's family, adding that he would not disclose information about Waldman's condition in deference to his family. Sears is in the odd position of acting as a source/spokesperson for Patch and/or the Waldman family, and as a journalist covering the story. That doesn't necessarily mean that Patch would fudge facts or pull punches when it comes to covering one of its own, but I have to wonder considering what has and has not been reported so far.
Walter November 30, 2012 at 03:09 AM
It is curious that in Nov. 26 and 27 stories, Patch reported that "a Honda Civic was traveling on Goucher Boulevard..." long after it was known that Waldman was behind the wheel. Why phrase it this way? The story here says that Waldman's vehicle was struck at around 9:20 am, and based on your earlier reporting that isn't true. On Nov. 26. Patch reported that police responded (it isn't clear whether this means dispatched vehicles or arrived on the scene) at 9:17 am. So the crash happened some time before then. According to his Twitter account, at 9:08 a.m., Waldman checked in on Foursquare from Corner Bakery Cafe at 823 Goucher Boulevard, less than a quarter-mile south of the intersection at Joppa Road. Why wasn't this reported? Could this have been a factor in the crash? Wouldn't Patch explore this if the crash involved some other prominent person in the community? When those two girls were killed by the train derailment in Ellicott City last August, Patch had a story about their last tweets published within hours -- http://ellicottcity.patch.com/articles/eerie-last-words-ellicott-city-train-derailment-victims-tweet-before-death. Why such a difference in how these stories are covered?
Bryan P. Sears November 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Walter: You wrote that "Patch doesn't name victims." I am not aware of any such policy. We frequently name people involved in incidents when the names are released by the police with the exception of some cases like sexual assault or when the person being charged is a minor. As for the timeline, I caution everyone to remember that this incident remains under investigation by the police. We're using the information provided by the police. As for my involvement with the story: Tyler is a coworker and a subordinate. I visited Tyler and his family not as a reporter but as a coworker concerned for the well-being of someone I have known for a couple years. I spoke to WMAR not as a reporter or family spokesman but as a coworker who was asked to talk about Tyler to put a face to the story. I did so with the permission and supervision of my bosses. While visiting the family, I did ask the family what they wished to be public because they have a right to decide what personal and medical information they wish published and I am honoring those wishes. We are only reporting the updates as provided by a spokeswoman at Shock Trauma. We have asked for no special treatment from the police in terms of access or additional information. I am in no way acting as a spokesperson for the family. (Continued)
Bryan P. Sears November 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM
I did hold Tyler's hand. This is a young man I've known for several years dating back to when he interned at the Towson Times when I was employed there. He asked to hold my hand in the hospital and I did. There is no one on the staff of Patch in Baltimore County who doesn't know Tyler. A number of staffers have known him for years and went to college with him. It is an odd position to have to report on someone you work with and I think the staff here has done an admirable job and have been very professional. Patch has reported every detail released by police many times within moments of it being released. We are aware of the Facebook post/check-in by Tyler. At this time, there is no way to link the check-in at the bakery to the accident. The check-in doesn't yet link Tyler to the accident other than he had a meal in proximity (the restaurant is about 1/4 mile from the intersection) to the scene. Again, I'll repeat what the police have told us consistently since Monday—the accident remains under investigation. No cause of the accident or fault has been determined. In the case of the train wreck, the women involved tweeted messages and photos from the bridge moments before the incident and their bodies were recovered in an area that made the timeline more clear. Patch is committed to reporting the facts of this story, and every story, as accurately and timely as possible.
Felicia McDonald November 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM
I guess people don't know how to respond or what caring people are anymore. I've known Bryan Sears since High School and I'm sorry to tell you but yes there are a few caring people left in this world. I didn't know that is was wrong for him to go and visit a co worker and sit with him. For the people that don't know him don't judge. Sit back and think about the last time you did something for someone else besides yourself.
Trixie Leigh November 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Sounds like Walter may know the other driver and is not happy that her name was disclosed. Bryan, you are a wonderful friend and in no way do most of us think your story about this is one sided. Tyler needs lots of tlc and is in a lot of pain. He may be scared too. What you did was reach out to a friend who needed comforting and that was awesome!
Bart November 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Bryan, I believe Walter has another agenda. You have performed admirably, both as a friend of Tyler's and his family, and in a professional manner as a reporter. I have known Tyler in the community since he was in High School, and can't think of a nicer kid (I'm old enought to STILL call him a kid). My best wishes go out to him and his family for a complete, quick recovery.
number9dream November 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Let's hope the investigation of this crash is concluded in a more timely fashion than that of Don Dwyer's boating accident.
Katy Peters-Rodbell November 30, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Walter, you are TOO interested in this. I question the motives behind your comments.
Stan Modjesky November 30, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I will do my level best to be fair and charitable towards Walter, but my patience is at its very limit... Police report times are notoriously inaccurate, and most lawyers will tell you that their errors in such details are almost always forgiven, unlike what you might suppose is true from sitting on your duff watching police procedural shows on TV. A personal example: I was the victim of a road rage attack six months ago. Calls to the police were made both by me and the guy who aggressively pursued me, despite attempts to evade him, for more than twelve miles. The police report that such-and-such an event occurred at the Severn River bridge, and that the MSP trooper was dispatched at 1100 hours. I made contact with this trooper immediately after paying the bridge toll, and my toll receipt is time-stamped 10:50:37. Since my car is a 9 year old Toyota, which does not have the auxiliary flux capacitor from Dr. Emmett Brown's DeLorean, it's obvious that the trooper got his dispatch time wrong, by more than ten minutes. So, with the kindest possible intentions, I would ask that you get your head out...from in front of CSI reruns. And as a lagniappe, you might tell everyone why you are so particularly interested in the minutiae of this wreck.
Needaname November 30, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Everyone involved in Don Dwyer's boating accident is filing a lawsuit. They are going to poke around with that investigation as long as possible.
Needaname November 30, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I can understand Walter's concern with the disclosure of the Mustang drivers name. There are a lot of kooky people out there and someone may assume the Mustang driver is at fault and behavior in a retaliatory manner.
Tom Sharp November 30, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Before Walter's statements I never would have thought from reading Patch articles that either party had been at found at fault yet. Now, without the benefit of ever having watched CSI, I'm assuming 1) Walter is somehow friend or family of Ms. Kenney, and 2) that those with knowledge of the matter believe she's being blamed by someone (Patch and/or the Police) for it.
Dan November 30, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Uh yeah, I wouldn't bother listening to "Walter" as he clearly is ass-uming too much.
Stan Modjesky November 30, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Well of course. Don being a conservative Republican, people will make the maximum effort to torpedo his political career. Compare that with the DUI driving record of ex-Baltimore County Councilman Sam Moxley, and the lack of consequences it carried.
Stan Modjesky November 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Oh, please. Coming from one anonymous poster, commenting on the prior comments of another anonymous poster, that is ridiculous, to say the least.
Needaname December 01, 2012 at 11:46 AM
.... and Stan Mad-Jester, I stand firm on my K-O-O-K-Y people comment.

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