Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Elkridge on Friday night in which one person was killed.

At approximately 10:46 p.m., a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was traveling north on Route 1 approaching Brookdale Drive when it was struck by a tractor trailer making a left turn from the southbound lanes of Route 1. The operator of the motorcycle, 65-year-old Harold Leonard Hopkins Jr. of Baltimore, was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Route 1 in the area was closed for approximately three hours.

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