Driver killed, passenger critically injured in Howard County crash

Two unidentified men were in same vehicle

two in second car uninjured

May 31, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A driver was killed and his front-seat passenger critically injured in a car accident in Howard County Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Neither had been identified as of Thursday evening.

A man and woman in a second car involved in the accident were not injured.

Police were first called to the 4300 block of Folly Quarter Road in western Ellicott City about 2 p.m. for an accident involving a 1991 Ford Taurus and a 1994 Ford Mustang.

According to police, the Mustang was stopped in the single northbound lane of the roadway, preparing to turn left into a driveway when the Taurus came behind it, crossed the center line of the roadway and tried to pass it on the left.

At that time, the Mustang began to turn and the Taurus struck it before also hitting a pole on the side of the road, police said.

The driver of the Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The front passenger in the Taurus was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma in critical but stable condition, police said.

The woman driving the Mustang, Vanessa Rodgers, 26, and her passenger, Joshua Moglia, 37, both of Woodbine, were not injured in the accident, police said.

No charges have been filed, police said.

The accident closed Folly Quarter road for a period of time between Homewood Road and Carroll Mill Road.

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