12-year-old driver killed in Columbia crash

A 12-year-old girl died early Sunday morning after crashing a car, Howard County police said. County police said the car struck a tree around 2 a.m. Sunday on Broken Land Parkway near Cradlerock Way in the Columbia area. Investigations said a 36-year-old man in the car with the driver was taken to Shock Trauma with serious injuries. Police say they're still investigating why the 12-year-old girl was driving.