BALTIMORE — A man was killed and several other people were injured after a crash caused a building to partially collapse in East Baltimore on Wednesday night, police said.
Police said the crash happened shortly after 9pm when the driver of a suspected stolen car took off “at high speed” as officers approached it.
Near the intersection of North Avenue and North Wolfe Street, the car struck another vehicle, sending both cars onto a sidewalk and into the building, causing the collapse.
A pedestrian identified as a 54-year-old man was pulled from the rubble but was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Five other people were injured and taken to other hospitals, police said. Their condition was not immediately known.
First responders did not say whether the survivors were inside either of the two vehicles when the building collapsed.
A special rescue team rushed to the crash site to stabilize the building and help with the recovery process, according to the local fire union.
At least five doctors were dispatched to the scene of the collision, union officials said.
Baltimore Police Department Crash Team investigators have also been dispatched to the site of the building collapse, authorities said.
It is not known whether officers pursued the stolen car. The officers’ actions in the incident are under investigation.
“We will be looking at all body-worn cameras and any other video to see what really happened that caused the vehicle to take off and cause this accident,” a police official said Wednesday evening.