COLUMBIA, MD (WJZ)– Howard County Police are investigating an overnight accident in Columbia that killed one person and seriously injured another.

Police say a 2021 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Vollmerhausen Road near Vollmerhausen Drive around 2:23a.m. Sunday morning when for an unknown reason it left the roadway and struck a tree.

READ MORE: Ravens Marquise Brown Honors Mervo Football Player Who Died Last Week

The passenger, 25-year-old Mawuena Lassey of Columbia, was killed in the accident while the male adult driver was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is listed in critical condition.

READ MORE: Ravens Shut Down Herbert, Chargers In 34-6 Victory

Police are still investigating the cause of the deadly accident.

Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 800 New Cases & 5 Deaths Reported Sunday


CBS Baltimore Staff