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Man killed, woman critically injured in six-vehicle collision in Dayton, Howard County police say

Howard County police are investigating a six-vehicle collision on Route 32 in Dayton that left one man dead and a woman critically injured Monday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m., officers were called about a mile north of Linden Church Road on Route 32 for a multiple-vehicle collision.

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Police said Samuel Adam Moore, 35, of Sykesville, was driving a Ford F550 northbound on Route 32 when he crossed the double yellow line and struck a Kenworth dump truck traveling southbound. The dump truck then crossed into northbound traffic and struck the rear of a Chevrolet Silverado.

The F550 continued northbound in the southbound lane, hitting a Toyota Camry head on. The driver of the Camry, Arshad Mehmood Malik, 50, of Cooksville, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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His passenger, Fatima Malik, 44, also of Cooksville, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries. She is currently in critical condition, police said Tuesday.

A Jeep Liberty traveling behind Arshad Mehmood Malik also struck the F550 and the Camry. Additionally, a Toyota Highlander was struck by one of the other involved vehicles.

The driver of the dump truck, Edwar Giron Montoya, 36, of Essex, was transported to Howard County General Hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening. None of the other drivers or passengers were seriously injured.

Route 32 was closed in both directions at Burntwoods Road for approximately six hours.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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