A woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a fatal collision in West Friendship on Tuesday afternoon, Howard County police said.
The woman was a passenger in a Mercedes C300 that was traveling southbound on Route 32 at approximately 12:37 p.m., police said. The Mercedes, driven by Bohan Li, 31, of Pasadena, was attempting to make a left turn onto the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp when it was struck by a Ford F-250, driven by John Edward Turner, 46, of Marriottsville, that was traveling northbound on Route 32, police said.
The deceased woman’s identity was being withheld as of 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, pending notification of family, according to a news release from Howard police. Because her family lives outside the country, the identification may be delayed, police said.
Li was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and has since been released, police said Wednesday morning.
Turner, the sole occupant of the Ford truck, wasn’t seriously injured, police said.
All three were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Investigators believe the Mercedes failed to yield a right-of-way when attempting to cross Route 32 northbound on a flashing red arrow, police said.
Route 32 northbound was closed at I-70 for about four hours Tuesday afternoon, requiring drivers exiting eastbound on I-70 to travel southbound on Route 32.
The investigation is ongoing.