Police Name Victim in Fatal Columbia Crash (UPDATED)

An Elkridge woman died in a single-vehicle collision on MD 32 East.

Sarah Marie Stebbins, 21, of the 6800 block of Norris Lane in Elkridge, died Sunday afternoon in a single-car collision on MD 32, said Howard County police. 

At approximately 4 p.m., Stebbins was behind the wheel of a Nissan Xterra on MD 32 East when her vehicle drifted off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail, said police. The vehicle continued onto the bridge that passes over US 29, where the Xterra "lost control," struck a concrete jersey wall and rolled over, coming to rest on the driver's side, according to a press release.

Preliminary findings indicated Stebbins was speeding and not wearing her seatbelt, police said. Stebbins was partially ejected from her vehicle and was pronounced dead, said police.

All lanes on MD 32 East were shut down for three hours while officials cleared the scene. Police are still investigating.

The above article was published at 11:15 p.m. to include new information released by police.

The original article (below) was published at 5:22 p.m.

One Person Killed After Auto Overturned on Route 32

One person is dead after a vehicle flipped over on MD 32 in Columbia Sunday afternoon, said police.

At 4:02 p.m., Howard County police received a report that a car had overturned on MD 32 East near US 29 North, according to the police dispatch center.

Officials arrived to find the incident proved fatal, said police. No additional information was available.

Witnesses were on the scene at MD 32 near the ramp to US 29, said police. Authorities shut down MD 32 East while officials investigated the incident and cleared the scene.

Jessica May 31, 2011 at 07:55 PM
Sarah and I were child hood friends, growing up together, our family’s were fairly close, her mom grew up with my mom. She was always a dreamer, a goal getter, never said never, as a kid her imagination soared, we invented games, had shows…. She only ever wanted the best for others. She was coming home from work early. It never should of happened. A tragic accident. A huge blow the her family. My thoughts, wishes, heart, prayers, tears, and help goes out to her mother, father, sister and brother. You know that if you need any thing we are just a heartbeat away RIP Sarah
David Greisman May 31, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Jessica, Thank you very much for your heartfelt comment. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah's family and friends. -David


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