BALTIMORE – The Episcopal Church of Maryland says its first female bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore.
Diocese spokeswoman Sharon Tillman confirmed Monday that Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook was the driver in the Saturday afternoon crash in which 41-year-old Tom Palermo was killed.
On Monday, a small makeshift memorial sat by the roadside where Palermo was killed. The road included a designated bike lane.
Neither Cook nor her attorney, David Irwin, responded to emails and calls for comment Monday.