NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal collision in Ellicott City

Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision in Ellicott City on Wednesday in which one person was killed and another was injured.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., a 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on North Ridge Road prior to Ellicott Hills Boulevard when it crossed the double yellow line for unknown reasons and struck a 2014 BMW 535i traveling westbound.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan, 27-year-old Sadiq Abdul-Wahhab of Ellicott City, was transported to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver and sole occupant of the BMW, 41-year-old Chaitanya Karri of Ellicott City, was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she is in stable condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision. North Ridge Road in the area of Ellicott Hills Boulevard was closed for approximately three hours.

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Scott E

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