3 dead after vehicle strikes tree in Howard County, police say

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Howard County Thursday afternoon. 

According to police, a 2005 Mazda 3 was driving aggressively on northbound I-95 just past Exit 41A, before overturning in the center median.

The vehicle then struck several trees before coming to a rest around 3:40 p.m. in Elkridge.

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All three male victims inside of the car died in the crash, police say.

They have been identified as Robert William Nagel, 44, who was the driver, and the two passengers, Michael Louis Labonte Jr, 33, and Eric Severin, 43, all of Laurel, Maryland.

Police say the victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies.