Accident forensics

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Damascus

mc police car for slider 450x280Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle in Damascus.

On September 6 at 11:35 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the 9500 block of Hawkins Creamery Road for a personal injury collision.  Upon arrival, officers located a 2012 Harley Dynaglide Switchback that had left the roadway.

According to police, the preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Hawkins Creamery Road.  For reasons still under investigation, police said the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and struck a utility pole. The driver was thrown from motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene, police said.

Police have identified the victim as Kenneth Alan Burch, age 53, of Clarksburg, Maryland.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620.  Callers may remain anonymous.



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