Local Air National Guard Member Dies in Crash

photo courtesy of teamdefenders.org

Baltimore County Police are investigating a crash that killed a local Air National Guard  member in Middle River last week.

Officers reported the crash in the 3000 block of Eastern Boulevard on Wednesda, Jan. 3 before 10 p.m.

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Crash Team determined that a Mazda CX-5 was entering Eastern Blvd out of a parking lot when it was struck by an Acura TL.

The driver of the Mazda, 30-year-old
Lacy O’Neill, was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Tsgt. Lacy O’Neill was a member of the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard in Middle River.

The non-profit group Team Defenders, which honors veterans and first responders, reported her passing.

“We received notification of the passing of fellow Defender TSgt Lacy O’Neill who was assigned to the 175th Security Forces Squadron Martin State Air National Guard, Maryland. Lacy passed from  injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Our hearts go out to Lacy’s family, friends and fellow Defenders,” said a statement on their social media page.

“May you never be forgotten.”

She was also a graduate of Kenwood High School.

According to police, the driver of the Acura was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Baltimore County detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.