Update: Early Morning Collision Kills Columbia Teen, Three Injured

A Columbia teenager was killed in a 3 a.m. collision on Thursday night, alcohol may have been involved.

Update - 2:15 p.m. - A spokesperson for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center said Obafami Ilupeju is in critical condition and Tres Jones and Dontrell Milner are both in serious condition. All three were passengers in the vehicle when the collision occurred.

Original Story

A Columbia teenager was killed in a 3 a.m. Thursday collision on Columbia Road when the 2003 Audi A6 he was driving left the road and struck a tree, according to police.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor. Police reported three other passengers were in serious condition after the accident.

Shaquan Jamal Curtis, 17, of the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia, was killed due to injuries sustained in the collision, according to police. Obafami Oyeniyi Ilupeju, 21, Tres Quante Jones, 20, and Dontrell Milner, 20, were seriously injured in the collision and brought to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The addresses of the passengeres were not immediately available Thursday morning, according to police.

Police said excessive speed is believed to be the primary cause of the accident, but they said they are also investigating the possibility that alcohol may have been a factor.

The accident occurred on Columbia Road near Tarkington Place, according to police. Columbia Road was closed to thru traffic until 6:15 a.m. while the investigation and clean-up took place, said police.

Howard County Public Schools reported Curtis was not a student at one of their schools.

Bernie Trenary July 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I am so VERY SORRY . . . my THOUGHTS and PRAYERS to you ALL!
Bernie Trenary July 16, 2012 at 04:32 PM
They are TEENS, Mari. My mother, God rest her soul, once said to me, " . . . remember, I was young once!" Think back to your own youth and remember we weren't perfect. Please don't judge . . . it's neither here nor there now! And if you must judge, please do so to yourself. This is not the place or time!
Sharon July 17, 2012 at 08:57 AM
Lisa - please get me your contact info so that I may have the needed information. I will most definitely be there!!!! My heart is in pieces!
LISA July 20, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Thank you
LISA July 20, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Shaquan funeral will be held at 2720 west north ave Saturday at 9 am.


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