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One woman dead following vehicle collision in West Friendship; no other severe injuries

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 11:46:33-04

WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — Howard County Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision in West Friendship.

On Tuesday, at 12:37 p.m., a Mercedes C300 was traveling southbound on Route 32, attempting to turn onto the ramp for eastbound I-70, when it was struck by a Ford F-250 that had been traveling northbound on Route 32.

The adult female passenger that was riding in the Mercedes, who police later identified as 41-year-old Yan Ma, of Millersville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 31-year-old Bohan Li of Pasadena, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Li has been released. Officers said the driver and sole-occupant of the Ford, 46-year-old John Edward Turner, was not seriously injured.

Even though this investigation is still ongoing, investigators believe that the Mercedes failed to yield right-of-way when crossing Route 32 northbound on a flashing red arrow.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. and everyone involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.