Maryland State Police Investigating Three Fatal Motorcycle Crashes That Occurred Within 24 Hours

Maryland State Police are investigating three fatal motorcycle collisions that occurred over Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 in Maryland.

Per the news release: Maryland State Police over the weekend responded to three different fatal motorcycle crashes within 24 hours in Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s and Charles counties.

An 18-year-old rider died after a crash on Sunday in Anne Arundel County. Emergency medical services personnel pronounced Joseph Maeda Raiger, of Alexandria, Virginia, deceased at the scene. Troopers from the Annapolis Barrack responded at about 5:30 p.m. to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 97 North near Crownsville. Investigators believe Raiger lost control of his 2020 Yamaha motorcycle before crashing in a median.

Another motorcyclist, Cody Morris, 21, of Grasonville, Maryland, died Sunday following a three-vehicle crash in Queen Anne’s County. Emergency medical services personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene. Troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded to the crash at about 12:35 a.m. on Route 50 West, north of Route 404 in Queenstown. According to a preliminary investigation, Morris was operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle when it struck an impact attenuator. Two passenger vehicles were involved after the crash. The drivers remained at the scene and reported no injuries.

On Saturday, a motorcyclist died after crashing in Charles County. Markese Al-Kwonand Nelson, 44, of California, Maryland, was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. Troopers from the La Plata Barrack responded to the crash at about 6:50 p.m. on southbound Old Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive in Hughesville. Investigators suspect Nelson lost control of his 2016 Harley-Davidson before overturning in a center median.

Maryland State Police are reminding motorists to share the road and for motorcycle riders to proceed with caution. Ride safe, ride defensively. The causes of all three crashes are under investigation.

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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