Howard County Police Investigating Two Fatal Accidents

Crashes are unrelated

Ellicott City, Md. (DG) – Two people were killed in separate crashes in Howard County.

Howard County Police are reporting at around 6:30 AM they responded to Route 175 westbound at I-95 for an accident involving two vehicles. Police say 38-year-old Latasha Maria Curtis Barrett drove her Honda Civic through a red light and was hit by Hyundai Elantra. Barrett was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At around 8 AM police say someone found a body on westbound Route 99 near Weatherstone Drive. Investigators identified him as 54-year-old Michael Kevin Fitzpatrick. Police believe he was struck in a hit-and-run accident sometime Sunday night.

Anyone with more information on either accident is asked to contact Howard County Police at 410-313-STOP.