Columbia man dies in truck crash

SAVAGE, Md. - Howard County police are investigating a fatal accident in Savage that stalled northbound traffic on Route 1 for hours, according to a release.

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Columbia man Robert Allen Styers, 34, of the 5600 block of Thicket Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident where police said his 2008 Isuzu box truck rear-ended a tractor trailer. The accident was first reported at 1:35 p.m. on northbound Route 1 just prior to Corridor Road in Savage. 

The tractor trailer, driven by a 36-year-old Elkton man, was stopped or slowing in traffic at the time of the crash, police said.

"The box truck was registered to Dickinson Fleet Services, of Indianapolis. The tractor trailer was registered to Fastrack Express Inc., of West Grove, PA.," the release said.

Northbound Route 1 was expected to be closed until 5:30 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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