Police said the 24-year-old was speeding and hit a guardrail in the deadly crash on Route 100 near Snowden River Parkway.
A man is dead after he crashed into a guardrail at a “high rate of speed” early Sunday morning in Ellicott City, according to authorities.
Howard County Police say 24-year-old Nicholas Marenga Mburu, of Ellicott City was driving west on Route 100 when he lost control at around 12:35 a.m. and drove off the road and into the guardrail.
Police say Mburu was not wearing his seat belt during the crash. Mburu was taken to Howard County General Hospital but was later pronounced dead, officials say.
Route 100 was closed for close to three hours while authorities responded and police say they are continuing to investigate the crash.
Howard County Police Identify Victim In Ellicott City Collision
Howard County Police are investigating a fatal collision that took place in Ellicott City early Sunday morning.
Approximately 12:35 a.m., police responded Route 100 in Ellicott City to investigate a reported collision. At the scene, officers located a 2006 Toyota Camry resting on a guardrail.
Preliminary investigation revealed the Camry was traveling westbound on Route 100 at a high rate of speed, when it veered off the roadway and struck a guardrail.
The driver was pronounced deceased “after being transported to Howard County General Hospital.”
The driver has been identified as 24-year-old Nicholas Marenga Mburu of Ellicott City. The investigation is ongoing.
Death Announcement for Nicholas Marenga Mburu of Ellicott City, Maryland
We are deeply saddened to inform you that Nicholas Marenga Mburu of Ellicott City, Maryland passed away on Sunday, January 7th in a tragic car accident off Route 100 and Snowden.
Nicholas was a graduate of Mt. Hebron High and UMBC. He leaves behind his beloved parents Joyce and Joseph Mburu and his younger sister Naomi Mburu, 2018 Rhodes Scholar recipient at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Thank you for your visits, prayers, messages, phone calls and overall expression of support. Family and friends are meeting daily between 7-9.30pm at the Mburu residence for prayers and support. 4309 Old Valley Court Ellicott City, MD 21043
For more information:
- Rosalind Muchiri (443) 622-7541
- Murugi Mungai-Kamau (410) 707-2396
- Alex Mutonyi (443) 985-1633
- James Ngundi (571) 215-6375
- Joyce Mburu (410) 428-6587
- Joseph Mburu (443) 844-4623
- Naomi Mburu (443) 615 4711