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Man dies after Calvert motorcycle crash

A 53-year-old St. Leonard man who walked away from a motorcycle crash and seemingly escaped serious injury died hours later, Calvert County Sheriff's officials said.

Gerry W. Hance was riding a blue 2006 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle east on Long Beach Drive in St. Leonard at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he lost control, ran off the road and struck a tree, authorities said.

Hance appeared to be uninjured, they said, and friends took him home.

At about 6:30 a.m., a family member found Hance unresponsive in his bedroom, police said. He was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital and later died.

Police said doctors believe Hance suffered internal injuries, but an autopsy will be conducted to determine the casue of death.

Alcohol may have contributed to the crash, authorities said.

Police ask that anyone with information contact Cpl. V. Bortchevsky at or 410-535-2800.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  April 19, 2010; 12:51 PM ET
Categories:  Calvert , Maria Glod , Traffic Accidents  
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this is the 9th motorcyclist killed since march 22nd in metro washington

Posted by: pedro3 | April 19, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad this wasn't because of a car not seeing the motorist.

He was just drunk and had no business being on the motorcycle.

Posted by: bobby20 | April 19, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

bobby20, I find your comment very disrespectful. You have no business making assumptions about the actions of someone who you most likely never had the privilege of meeting. Gerry was a good man. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: CityGirl2 | April 25, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

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