NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal collision in Mt. Airy

Howard County police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred last night in Mt. Airy.

At approximately 8:47 p.m., a 2013 Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on Route 27 attempted to turn left onto Penn Shop Road and struck a 2016 Subaru Outback traveling northbound on Route 27.

The driver of the Impala, Michael Todd Shultzaberger, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Outback, Lori Plourde Cunningham, 56, was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital, later transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is currently stable.


The intersection was closed for approximately four hours. The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.


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