Motorcyclist strikes SUV, is killed

April 26, 2008

A motorcyclist was killed yesterday evening in Laurel when he struck a sport utility vehicle that turned in front of him, Howard County police said.

Police said the driver of a Toyota RAV4 traveling north on Whiskey Bottom Road about 6 p.m. attempted to make a left turn into a store parking lot. The motorcyclist, who was not identified, was traveling south on Whiskey Bottom and struck the SUV. He was thrown from his motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Laurel Regional Hospital. The driver of the SUV, Caleche Njweng Bongo, 28, of Hyattsville, was not injured. Police continue to investigate.

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