Laurel man, 54, killed in collision on Route 32

November 13, 2009

A 54-year-old Laurel man was killed Thursday morning when his automobile was struck on Route 32 in West Friendship by a sport utility vehicle that witnesses said crossed the double yellow line, Howard County police said. Gilbert Leon Trowbridge II of the 8600 block Norfolk Ave. was traveling north in a Chrysler PT Cruiser about 6:45 a.m. on the two-lane highway near Nixon's Farm Lane, south of Interstate 70, when a southbound Honda CR-V hit his vehicle, according to police. Trowbridge was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the Honda's driver, identified as Min Na Moon, 20, of the 13000 block of Julia Manor Way in West Friendship, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in critical condition. Investigators believe Moon might have passed another vehicle using the right shoulder of the southbound lane, then crossed the yellow line after re-entering the roadway.

- Larry Carson and Don Markus

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