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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Rockville man dies following crash

By Washington Post staff

A Rockville man has died and an Annandale man is in critical condition following a head-on collision on Route 29 in Howard County, police said.

Kyle Joseph Lancon, 19, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center following the accident early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead late Sunday afternoon.

Police said that at 2:52 am. Saturday, Lancon was driving a 2004 Honda Civic northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 29 north of Johns Hopkins Road, when he collided head-on with a southbound 2000 Toyota Camry driven by John Park, 20.

Park was also taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the collision.

This post has been updated and corrected.

Howard County police are investigating an early-morning head-on collision on Route 29 that left one person dead and another hospitalized with critical injuries. left two people critically injured.

Police said that about 2:52 am. Saturday, a 2004 Honda Civic was northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 29 in Maryland, north of Johns Hopkins Road, when it collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry, which was traveling southbound.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as Kyle Joseph Lancon,19, of Rockville. He was initially taken to Howard County General Hospital, then flown by medevac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said he was listed in critical condition.

The identity of The driver of the Toyota isbeing withheld pending notification of the next of kin. has been identified as John Park, 20, of Annandale. He is also listed in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation reveals that speed, alcohol and failure to be restrained by a seat belt were all contributing factors. No charges have been filed in the case.

Route 29 was closed to traffic until 5 a.m.

By Washington Post staff  | October 11, 2010; 11:06 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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driving northbound in the southbound lanes? i'd say alcohol was a factor

Posted by: slim4 | October 11, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Police ticketed the driver with a DWM, "Driving While Marylander." Enough said.

Posted by: hogfarmer55 | October 12, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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