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Two people killed, another injured after hitting tree in Columbia car accident

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 13:13:09-04

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident in Columbia.

At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a 2008 Mazda 3 was traveling north on Snowden River Parkway past Good Hunters Ride when it drove off the road for an unknown reason and hit a tree in the median.

The driver and rear passenger, both pronounced dead at the scene, have been identified as Eric Mutilu, 27, of Columbia, and Ali Mursal Ali, 26, of Columbia.

The front passenger, Jovan Roberts, 25, of Baltimore, remains in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Preliminary, police believe speed was a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

According to police, Snowden River Parkway between Good Hunters Ride and Tamar Drive remains closed.