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OXFORD, MD. – An alleged drug dealer from Baltimore was in the small Eastern Shore town of Oxford on July 1, 2019, and ran over and killed a woman as she crossed the street in front of the Oxford firehouse.
The condolences began to pour into the Facebook page of the Oxford Fire Co., as the victim was the president of the Oxford Vol. Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
“The members of the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company are shocked and saddened to learn of the recent tragic loss of Oxford Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary President, Edith Jane Beglin. We wish to convey our sincerest condolences and stand ready to help in any way we can.”
Talbot County Sheriff Capt. John Bollinger reports that on July 1, 2019 at approximately 6:13 pm, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Oxford Road and Bonfield Avenue to assist Oxford Police Department with a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
Edith Jane Beglin, 71, of 102 Bonfield Ave, Oxford, Md., was attempting to cross Oxford Road near the Oxford Firehouse when she was struck by a motor vehicle being driven by Dante Marquis Kane, 18, of 13, 2nd Ave., Brooklyn, Md. Mrs. Beglin was pronounced deceased by members of Talbot County EMS at the scene.
At the request of the Oxford Police Department, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office will be the primary investigating unit, being assisted by the Oxford Police Department and the Maryland State Police.
Kane was transported to Easton Memorial Hospital for treatment. The investigation is continuing.
Kane was arrested in Ocean City on a statement of charges alleging felony drug distribution filed by the Worcester County States Attorney on June 12, 2019, based on an investigation by Ocean City Police Officer T. Sheffy. Kane was released on a $5,000 bond pending trial on Sept. 16, 2019 in Worcester District Court.
Beglin and her husband Bruce bought their property in Oxford in 2011 and became active in the Oxford Fire Co., located across the street from their home.
The funeral for Oxford Fire Company Auxiliary President Edie Beglin will be at St Marks Methodist Church in Easton 11am Saturday July 6. There will be a reception following the service at the Oxford Firehouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Edie’s memory to the Oxford Library or the Oxford Fire Company.