Fatal Howard crash sets house ablaze

Driver killed when car hits Ellicott City home

December 11, 2010|By Timothy B. Wheeler and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

An Elkridge man crashed a car into an Ellicott City house Friday night, killing himself and setting both the home and vehicle on fire, Howard County police said.

Police said Bryan Thomas Bolster, 20, was the lone occupant of the BMW found driven into the corner of a house in the 5100 block of Montgomery Road at about 10:40 p.m. Bolster, of Landing Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people inside the home ran outside and escaped injury.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but police said they believe the BMW was traveling west on Montgomery Road when it lost control and ran off the right side of the road. Witnesses told police the car was traveling at high speed. Police said it was not clear whether road conditions were a factor in the crash.

Public records indicate Bolster plead guilty twice last year for speeding in Howard and Carroll counties.

tim.wheeler@baltsun.com

jtorbati@baltsun.com

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