Officers are investigating a deadly chain reaction crash in Ellicott City, Maryland, that killed a 3-year-old and injured six others.
Howard County police said the crash happened at 6:14 p.m. Friday along Route 29 near the ramp for Route 40.
Police said that a tanker truck was traveling northbound along the road when it rear-ended a minivan. The crash set off “a chain reaction collision that involved two additional vehicles.”
The department said the child was inside the minivan and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Across the three vehicles hit, six people were hospitalized with injuries that ranged from serious to minor.
A crash investigation closed Route 29 north between Route 100 and Route 40 for five hours after the incident. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
ELLICOTT CITY: Route 29 is CLOSED in both directions between Route 100 and Route 40 for a collision with serious injuries. Expect delays in the surrounding areas. Will update.
— Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) December 3, 2022