A 23-year-old Baltimore man died yesterday after he attempted to make a U-turn on Route 32 in Howard County and his car was struck from behind by a sport utility vehicle, Howard County police said.
The accident occurred in the northbound shoulder, north of Route 108 in Clarksville, about 10:30 a.m. Authorities closed Route 32 in both directions for about two hours.
The car's driver, Marylando Montrose Clarke of the 7200 block of Windsor Mill Road, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center by a state police medevac helicopter. Police said Clarke died of his injuries about noon.
Clarke's car, a Mazda Protege, was struck in the driver's side door by a Jeep Liberty, and both vehicles left the road. The Jeep's driver, Edward Stephen Antal, 70, of Jessup, was not injured, police said.
A firefighter who responded to the accident suffered an ankle injury and was taken to Howard County General Hospital for treatment, a county fire spokesman said.
Police said that no charges would be filed because Clarke, the Mazda's driver, was at fault.