A Howard County man is in critical condition after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Tuesday morning in Columbia.
The motorcyclist has been identified as Allen Michael Harris, 22, of Elkridge, according to Elizabeth Schroen, spokeswoman for the Howard County Police Department. Harris is being treated at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The crash happened at about 10:02 a.m. on the section of southbound Route 29 between Route 108 and Route 175, Schroen said. That section of highway was shut down for about 90 minutes following the collision.
Police said they believe the crash happened when a Toyota Prius driving in the middle lane of southbound Route 29 hit the back of a Suzuki motorcycle.
A preliminary investigation found that both vehicles were speeding, which contributed to the crash, Schroen said.
The driver of the Prius, Dhruvkumar Patel, 19, of Baltimore, was not injured.