An Ellicott City man was killed and a Columbia teenager was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical, but stable, condition after an accident May 31 in the 4300 block of Folly Quarter Road, Howard County police said.
According to police, a 1994 Ford Mustang traveling northbound on Folly Quarter Road just after 2 p.m. stopped in the roadway to make a left turn into a driveway. A 1991 Ford Taurus came up behind the Mustang and tried to pass it on the left, crossing the double yellow line, just as the Mustang was turning. The Taurus struck the side of the Mustang and then hit a pole.
The driver of the Taurus, Nikolay Aviles Rauner, 20, of Ellicott City, was transported to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cameron Hooker Lynch, 19, of Columbia, a passenger in the Taurus, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Lynch graduated last year from Wilde Lake High School.
The two occupants of the Mustang were not injured, according to police. Police identified the driver as Vanessa Rodgers, 26, and the passenger as Joshua Moglia, 37. Both are Woodbine residents.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows the Taurus was at fault for failure to stay right of the center line. No charges have been filed.
Folly Quarter Road between Homewood Road and Carroll Mill Road was expected to remain closed for an unknown period of time, police said.
This story has been updated.