St. Mary's man, 33, dies in motorcycle crash on Beltway

June 04, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Reporter

A St. Mary's County man was killed Saturday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed while attempting to pass another vehicle on the inner loop of the Baltimore Beltway in Rosedale, said state police at the Golden Ring barracks.

Jeffrey Jones, 33, of California was driving a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle about 8 p.m. and was attempting to pass a Ford Taurus under the Interstate 95 overpass near Philadelphia Road when the motorcycle struck the car's driver's side mirror, police said.

Jones, who was wearing a helmet and was riding with several other motorcyclists, was thrown from his motorcycle and struck a guardrail, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene several minutes later, police reported.

As of yesterday, 190 people have died on the state's roads, compared with 211 for the same time last year, according the Maryland State Police.

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