2 killed, 1 hurt in single-car crash in Howard County

Two people were killed and another has critical injuries in a crash in Howard, County, Maryland.

It happened Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. in Columbia.

Police said that a Mazda 3 was headed north on Snowden River Parkway near Good Hunters Ride when it struck a tree in the median.

The driver and the passenger in the rear died on the scene.They are identified as Eric Mutilu, 27, and Ali Mursal Ali, 26, both of Columbia.

The front-seat passenger, Jovan Roberts, 25, of Baltimore, was taken to the hospital and has critical injuries.

Howard County police say speed may have been a factor in the crash, and that the investigation is ongoing.

Below is the area of the crash.

Editor’s note: The story has been updated with the full name of one of the victims.

WTOP’s Andrea Cambron contributed to this report.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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