Update - 1 p.m. - According to Howard County Police, U.S. Route 1 re-opened at about noon Thursday, about six hours after a fatal collision. All three men were from Prince George's County, according to Explore Howard.
Howard County police believe three men are dead after the car they were in collided with a tractor-trailer in Elkridge Thursday morning.
According to police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn, a Chevy Impala was headed northbound on US Route 1 near Meadowridge Road at about 6 a.m. Thursday at what a preliminary report suggests was a “high rate of speed."
At the same time, a tractor-trailer was driving southbound on Route 1, making a left turn, and the Impala drove into it on the 7500 block of Washington Blvd., according to a preliminary report. Police say the truck driver, a 58-year-old man, was not injured but they believe three men, who have not yet been identified, are dead inside of the Impala.
As of 8:30 a.m., Route 1 was closed in both directions near the scene of the collision.