Howard County police were investigating a fatal car accident in which an Owings Mills man suffered cardiac arrest after driving the wrong way on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City.
About 1:15 p.m. Friday, Edward Pfrang, 56, made a wrong turn in his Honda Civic on U.S. 40, near Valley Lane, and traveled westbound in the eastbound lanes, police said. The Honda sideswiped a Lexus, continued westbound and hit a Toyota Camry head-on, police said.
Pfrang, of the first block of Wengate Court in Owings Mills, went into cardiac arrest after the collision, police said. He was taken to Howard County General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Tahira Jabeen, 35, of the 4300 block of Montgomery Road in Ellicott City was driving the Toyota and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She was treated and released Friday.
The driver of the Lexus, Hiren Patel, 21, of the 6700 block of Drexel Woods Drive in Catonsville did not sustain any injuries, police said.