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Police investigating fatal wrong way collision in Columbia

Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred overnight in Columbia.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a 2016 Nissan Altima was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Route 175 just east of Tamar Drive when it collided with a 2018 Jeep Renegade traveling east.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan, Alejandro Herrera Guzman, 29, of Laurel, was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead upon arrival.

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The driver and a passenger in the Jeep were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. The eastbound lanes of Route 175 at Tamar Drive were closed for approximately three hours overnight.

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Here is the area of the incident:

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