1 killed and 5 injured in head-on collision

August 15, 2008|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN REPORTER

One person was killed and five others injured last night after a sport utility vehicle and a sports car crashed head-on on a road in Woodbine, a Howard County police spokeswoman said.

About 7:30 p.m., a 2006 BMW being driven eastbound at a high rate of speed on Route 144 near East Daisy Road crossed the double yellow line more than once while passing other vehicles, said Cpl. Jen Reidy. The BMW entered the westbound lane and crashed into the SUV, the spokeswoman said.

Reidy said the 64-year-old man driving the sport utility vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman, 45, and two teenage girls were injured.

One girl was taken to the Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore, and the other girl and the woman were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Reidy said.

The police spokeswoman said all of the occupants of the SUV were members of a Mount Airy family.

Reidy said both male occupants of the BMW, one age 22 and the other 20, were thrown from the vehicle and were taken to Shock Trauma.

The names of those involved in the crash were not immediately available.

"The BMW was not stolen, but its owner had not given the driver permission to drive the car," Reidy said.

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