$500 reward for driver in Columbia hit-and-run

November 24, 2009

Howard County police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver in a hit-and-run accident in Columbia on Sunday. Devon James Carter, 16, of the 9400 block of Merryrest Road was walking west with two friends about 12:30 on Farewell Road when he was struck by a red Honda. According to a witness, the vehicle was headed west and crossed the double-yellow line. Carter was hit from behind and taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries to the head, torso and legs. The witness said the Honda made a U-turn to return to the scene, then made another U-turn and took off. According to police, the witness said that the car might be either an Accord or a Civic, with tinted windows and the license tag might include the characters AOZ. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3200. Callers can remain anonymous.

- Don Markus

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