Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Ellicott City on Dec. 2 that killed one person and injured several others. 

At approximately 6:14 p.m., a 2018 Peterbilt truck hauling a tanker was traveling northbound on Route 29 approaching the ramp for Route 40 when it rear-ended a 2002 Honda Odyssey, setting off a chain reaction collision that involved two additional vehicles. A 3-year-old passenger in the Honda was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital. Six additional people in the three vehicles that were struck were transported to area hospitals with injuries ranging from serious to minor. 

The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Route 29 north between Route 100 and Route 40 was closed for approximately five hours. 


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