UPDATED: One Dead in Sunday Collision, Child Seriously Injured
Maryland State police said a woman was killed after her vehicle was engulfed by flames.
Update - Oct. 8 - 10:15 a.m. Monday
One woman was killed and a young child was seriously injured after a 3-car accident in which the woman's car was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning on Interstate 95 near Waterloo Road in Columbia, according to the Maryland State Police.
Sadia Soto was killed in the accident, according to police. Soto's age and hometown were not released by police.
State police spokesperson Sgt. Marc Black said Soto was pulling a trailer with a 1997 Toyota 4Runner on I-95 when the trailer became disengaged. Soto pulled over and attempted make repairs on the trailer. When she pulled over, the trailer was struck by a 2010 Acura TL.
Moments later, according to Black, a 2011 Jeep became involved in the accident, engulfing both the Jeep and the 4Runner in flames.
Black said Soto was trapped in her vehicle, but people at the scene were able to pull the young child out of the 4Runner. The child was transported to John Hopkins Shock Trauma in Baltimore, according to Black.
Police would not release the age of the child Monday morning, Black said the extent of the child's injuries are unknown.
No one was arrested as a result of the accident, according to state police. Part of Interstate 95 was closed for at least two hours while the investigation took place, said Black.
Original Story - Oct. 7 - 3:12 p.m.
There was at least one fatality in a Sunday morning vehicle collision in Howard County, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS).
The collision occurred at about 6 a.m. Sunday, according to Maryland State Police officials, near Interstate 95 and MD Route 175/Waterloo Road in Columbia.
HCDFRS said there were “fatalities involved,” but because the collision occurred on I-95, the investigation was turned over to the Maryland State Police.
Neither State Police nor HCDFRS would say how many fatalities resulted from the collision.