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Howard County police investigating fatal collision on Route 29 in Columbia

Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle collision that took place in Columbia on Friday afternoon.

At approximately 12:53 p.m., a 2015 Toyota Rav4 was traveling northbound on Route 29 north of Broken Land Parkway when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a barrier.

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The driver and sole occupant, 71-year-old Mark Richmond of Ellicott City, was transported to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminarily, police believe Richmond might have suffered a medical emergency before the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

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