Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that occurred in Columbia overnight.

At approximately 11:38 p.m., a 2023 Tesla Model 3 was traveling eastbound on Route 175 at Route 108 when it drove through the center of the intersection and struck a guard rail followed by a traffic signal pole.

The driver and sole occupant, Bryan Jesus Chaparro, 28, of Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Route 175 eastbound from Snowden River Pkwy to I-95 was closed for several hours due to traffic signal outages caused by the collision.


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