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Keyword: fatal motorcycle crash

Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash on Bethlehem Boulevard yesterday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m. a 2016 BMW motorcycle traveling eastbound on Bethlehem Boulevard near North Point Boulevard crossed into the oncoming traffic lane while navigating a curve in the roadway. The motorcycle struck the driver-side rear corner of a Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound, then struck the front of a Ford F350 truck that was also traveling westbound behind the Silverado.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics, identified as Paul Taylor Craven (69) of the 9000 block of Millers Island Boulevard, 21219.   

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team is working to determine all the factors involved in this fatal crash. Both the Chevrolet and the Ford remained at the scene.

Baltimore County Police are investigating two separate fatal crashes today.

The first occurred around 9:20 p.m. last night on Liberty Road near Florida Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that the rider of a motorcycle, identified as Rudy Anthony Coles (48) of the 500 block of Valcour Road, 21228, was traveling eastbound on Liberty Road when a 2018 Toyota Corolla traveling westbound in the center turn lane attempted to turn left into the Exxon gas station in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle skidded into the front corner of the Corolla, causing the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported to Sinai Hospital and later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Corolla was not injured.

The second crash occurred in White Hall around 9:47 a.m. today on Troyer Road near McComas Road when a Honda Civic traveling south on Troyer Road crossed into the oncoming northbound lane and collided with a Chevrolet Suburban. Both vehicles traveled off the roadway into a field. The driver of the Suburban was not injured but the driver of the Civic was pronounced deceased at the scene. She is identified as Ruth Barbara Ringler of the 17000 block of Troyer Road, 21161. 

Both crashes continue to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team to determine the causative factors involved.

UPDATE (May 10, 2018 6:53 a.m.):

The deceased driver of the motorcycle in the fatal crash on York Road has been identified as Anthony Isaiah Pompey (20) of the unit block of Rhonda Court in Windsor Mill, 21244.

Original Release (May 9, 2018 10:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking all drivers to be vigilant in looking for motorcycles on the roadway now that the warm weather is upon us after investigating two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists this afternoon.

The first crash occurred on Falls Road at Butler Road around 2 p.m. when a motorcycle traveling northbound on Falls Road struck the rear of a vehicle that entered onto northbound Falls Road in front of him from Butler Road. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as 18-year-old Daniel John Mangold of the 2900 block of Southwestern Avenue in Manchester, 21102, died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, who was not injured, remained at the scene.

The second crash occurred on York Road at Murdock Road in the Towson Precinct around 5 p.m. when a vehicle traveling southbound on York Road turned left in front of a motorcycle traveling northbound on York Road, causing the crash. The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old man who is not yet being identified, was transported to Sinai Hospital where he died of his injuries. All three occupants of the vehicle were also transported to area hospitals - an adult female driver and juvenile passenger were transported by medic to area hospitals with minor injuries, while a 5-year-old passenger of the vehicle was transported by Maryland State Police Medevac with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

Driving safely means sharing the roadway. Look specifically for motorcyclists and bicyclists as you drive during the warm weather months so that no more families need to suffer the way that these families are all suffering tonight.

Revised June 27, 2017