Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Jessup early on Feb. 19 in which one person was killed.
At approximately 3:13 a.m., a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling west on Route 32 just prior to Washington Boulevard when it struck a 2022 Peterbilt tractor trailer that was stopped in the travel portion of the roadway. The driver and sole occupant of the Chevrolet, 32-year-old Dane Thomas Benavidez of Laurel, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured and remained at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. Route 32 in the area was closed for approximately four hours.

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