UPDATE (July 7): The driver has been identified as 23-year-old Anthony Glenn Jenkins, Jr., of Elkridge.
Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision in Ellicott City this morning in which one person was killed.
At approximately 4:42 a.m., a 2022 Nissan Rouge was traveling north on Route 29 at the ramp to I-70 east when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a sign support pole. The vehicle caught fire and the driver and sole occupant, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police will identify the victim when next of kin has been notified.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation. A portion of the ramp to I-70 east was closed for approximately four hours.