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.

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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.

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Police are still investigating the cause of the deadly accident.

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CBS Baltimore Staff