A driver was killed Monday night when his BMW swerved off a road in Howard County and crashed, police said.

Russell Newton Estep, 53, of Laurel, was traveling east on Dorsey Mill Road near Sharp Road when the accident occurred about 8:45 p.m. His vehicle veered off the roadway on a curve, struck an embankment and then rolled into the westbound lane before hitting a split-rail fence next to the road, police said.

Estep died on the scene.