Motorcyclist, 21, killed in Calvert crash
A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday after he collided with a pickup truck on Broomes Island Road in Calvert County, authorities said.
John Alton Stratchko, of Broomes Island, was riding a motorcycle south on Broomes Island Road near Island Creek Lane when a pick-up truck coming out of a driveway pulled in front of him, police said.
Stratchko laid down his bike in an attempt to avoid a collision, police said, but it was too late: Both he and the motorcycle collided with the truck, and the motorcycle came to rest on top of him.
Stratchko was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Lt. Steven Jones, commander of criminal investigations for the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators are still reconstructing the accident, but it is unlikely anyone will be charged. He said police do not believe Stratchko was speeding.
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May 5, 2010; 12:45 PM ET
Categories: Calvert , Matt Zapotosky , Traffic Accidents
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