COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — A woman was killed and a man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Columbia Saturday evening, police said.
The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on a ramp from Route 175 west to northbound Route 29. The Howard County Police Department said the operator of a 2011 Yamaha motorcycle lost control of the bike and hit a guardrail.READ MORE: Inside The Case: How Federal Agents Built Their Investigation Into Catherine Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' Book Scandal
Both the operator and the passenger were ejected. The operator, Jamie Charles Zavala, 33, of Glen Burnie, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, police said. The passenger, Kristen Renee Snyder, 26, of Elkton, died at the scene.
The deceased passenger has been identified as 26-year-old Kristen Renee Snyder of Elkton. The operator, who remains in critical condition, has been identified as 33-year-old Jamie Charles Zavala of Glen Burnie. The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.
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Snyder was a fifth-grade teacher in Cecil County Public Schools. She taught at Bay View Elementary and graduated from Rising Sun High, according to county schools.Police Continue To Investigate Woodlawn Shooter's Background, Neighbors Say They Have Been Complaining For Years
The crash remains under investigation.