Ellicott City Man Killed, Columbia Man Seriously Injured in Thursday Collision
Police say 20-year-old Nikolay Aviles Rauner of Ellicott City was killed on Folly Quarter Road. Cameron Lynch, 19, of Columbia, is in critical, but stable, condition.
Howard County police have identified the driver and his passenger in Thursday afternoon's fatal collision in Ellicott City.
According to a statement from police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn, Nikolay Aviles Rauner, 20, of Ellicott City, was driving a 1991 Ford Taurus when the car collided with a 1994 Ford Mustang on the northbound side of Folly Quarter Road.
According to police, the Mustang was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway when Rauner attempted to pass it on the left, crossing the center line, colliding with the Mustang, then hitting a pole.
Rauner was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, Cameron Hooker Lynch, 19, of Columbia, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. According to police, he was listed in critical but stable condition as of Friday morning.
There were no other passengers in the Taurus and the passengers in the Mustang, both Woodbine residents, were not injured, police said.
Thursday's collision was the second fatal traffic incident in two days.
On Wednesday, Devan Cheatham Jones, 25, of Owings Mills, was killed while driving a motorcycle in Ellicott City.
Correction: Mr. Lynch was incorrectly listed as woman in an original version of this article. The article has been corrected, we apologize for the error.