Rockville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Tuesday

Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash that happened on Tuesday, according to a press release from MCPD.

3rd district officers met Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service personnel at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Stewart Lane around 5:25 p.m.

According to the press release, the operator of a black Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was traveling southbound on Columbia Pike when he rear-ended a blue  2021 Volkswagen Jetta, which was stopped at the traffic light on Stewart Lane.

The operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased, a 28-year-old man from Rockville, will be released following notification of next-of-kin.

According to the MVA, motorcycle crashes account for 2% of the total crashes in Maryland. Despite this, 15% of fatal crashes in the state involve a motorcycle. 12% of operators killed in motorcycle crashes do not use safety equipment.

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Ceoli Jacoby

About Ceoli Jacoby

Ceoli Jacoby is an editorial intern at Montgomery Community Media. A junior at the University of Maryland, she is pursuing a double major in multiplatform journalism and government & politics. On campus, she is a staff writer for Stories Beneath the Shell. She can be reached at cjacoby@mymcmedia.org.

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