UPDATED: Motorcyclist Dies after High-Speed Crash in O.C.


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UPDATE (11 a.m., July 31):

Ashley Miller, Ocean City police spokeswoman, says officers had attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist in the area of 45th Street, but he fled from officers. She says officers did not chase the motorcycle and lost sight of the biker. At 9:44 p.m., police received reports of a serious accident northbound Coastal Highway at 59th Street that involved a motorcycle.

The preliminary investigation, according to police, reveals that the motorcyclist ran a red light and collided with a Ford Explorer that was attempting to make a U-turn northbound onto Coastal Highway.

The motorcycle involved in the crash was from the attempted traffic stop at 45th street, police said. CPR was initiated, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The three occupants of the Ford Explorer declined an ambulance.

Northbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed for several hours and a traffic pattern was established by Ocean City Public Works. Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating the collision at the time of this release. The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending next-of-kin notification.

ORIGINAL POST (11 p.m., July 30):

A motorcyclist crashed his bike into a vehicle around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway at 59th Street. That is where police have established an extensive crime scene.

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First responders had initiated CPR on the motorcyclist at the scene. Two other persons suffered minor injuries.

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Please stay with WGMD and WGMD.com for updates as they become available.

Image courtesy Cesar Campos, Campos Media