COLUMBIA, MD – One person died and another suffered serious injuries after a 12-year-old crashed a car into a tree Sunday morning.

According to WUSA, the fatal crash occurred on Broken Land Parkway near Cradlerock Way around 2:00 AM on July 24th.

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly driving a 2017 Toyota Corolla southbound with an adult male passenger when the car exited the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The 12-year-old girl unfortunately died at the scene of the crash. The passenger, identified as 36-year-old Mario Arturo-Artiga, suffered serious injuries and has been hospitalized.

Howard County Police report that speed was likely a contributing factor to the crash. They continue to investigate why the underage girl was driving and if drugs or alcohol were also contributing factors.

If someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, the law offices of Paul A. Samakow are here to help. Call 844-I-ANSWER today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how you can get compensation for medical bills, auto repairs, lost wages, and other related expenses.

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