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Police investigating multi-car collision in Howard County

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 17:07:16-04

Rt. 40 in Ellicott City has reopened after a multi-car crash closed the westbound lanes Monday afternoon. 

The crash happened at approximately 12:14 p.m. Police said five vehicles were involved in the collision on Baltimore National Pike at Pine Orchard Lane.

Police said a Volkswagen Jetta struck two vehicles on Pine Orchard Lane before continuing into the intersection at Baltimore National Pike against the red signal. The Volkswagen was then struck by a third vehicle traveling eastbound on Baltimore National Pike and then struck a fourth vehicle on Frederick Road.

The driver and sole-occupant of the Volkswagen was transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries. No other drivers were injured. The investigation is ongoing.