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3-year-old dies after Friday crash on Route 29 in Ellicott City, six others injured

Ellicott City, MD--Nov. 12, 2014--Howard County police cars are black.  This one is a 2014 Dodge Charger.   Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun

A 3-year-old died and six others were injured following a three-car crash Friday evening on Route 29 in Ellicott City that also shut down the highway’s northbound lanes for hours.

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A 2018 Peterbilt truck hauling a tanker was northbound about 6:15 p.m. on Route 29 when it approached the ramp for Route 40 and rear-ended a 2002 Honda Odyssey, police said.

This set off a chain-reaction collision and two additional cars were struck, police said. The child, who was a passenger in the Honda, died at Howard County General Hospital, a Saturday news release said.

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Six other people from the three vehicles were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from serious to minor, police said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Route 29 north between Route 100 and Route 40 was shut down for about five hours and partially reopened shortly after 10 p.m. Southbound lanes were initially closed but later reopened, State Highway Administration officials said.


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