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Police identify Elkton woman killed in Columbia motorcycle crash; Glen Burnie man critically injured

Howard County police identified a 26-year-old Elkton woman and 33-year-old Glen Burnie man as the two involved in a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday night in Columbia.

A 2011 Yamaha R6 motorcycle was traveling from Route 175 west to Route 29 north about 5:16 p.m. when the driver, identified as Jamie Charles Zavala of Glen Burnie, struck a guardrail, according to police. Zavala and the passenger, who was identified as Kristen Renee Snyder of Elkton, were thrown from the motorcycle.

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Snyder was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Zavala was taken the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. As of Sunday afternoon, he remained in critical condition, police said.

Police are investigating what caused the crash. The ramp where the crash occurred was closed to traffic for about three hours Saturday.

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