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Howard County police have identified the man in Tuesday afternoon's fatal single-vehicle collision as 55-year-old Robert Terry Jones of Parkville.

The crash occurred just after noon in Ellicott City, police said, when Jones' Dodge Ram 1500 van struck a tree while traveling east through the parking lot of Dorsey's Search Village Center. Jones was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital.

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No other vehicles were involved and no roads were closed.

As police continue their investigations, officers are looking into the possibility that a medical emergency occurred before the collision.

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