UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies After Crash with Harford County Vehicle

A Bel Air man was killed in the crash, police say.

UPDATE (2:15 p.m.)—A Bel Air man died Wednesday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a dump truck at Harford and Reckord roads.

Around 10:51 a.m. a motorcycle and a Harford County Highways dump truck collided in the 100 block of Reckord Road near the intersection with Harford Road, or MD Route 147, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the . Witnesses at the scene told deputies the motorcycle was crossing double yellow lines, Worrell said.

The motorcycle, driven by 24-year-old Samuel Agostini of Bel Air, was driving south on Harford Road when it crashed into the side of the county dump truck driven by a 56-year-old man, she said. The dump truck was on Reckord Road crossing Harford Road when the crash took place.

There was a third vehicle involved in the crash, and the driver of that vehicle was uninjured, police say.

A medevac helicopter responded to the scene and transported Agostini to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at 12 p.m., according to Worrell.

The dump truck driver was not injured in the crash, Worrell said.

Police closed Harford Road between the bridge in Baltimore County and Mountain Road in Harford County. Reckord Road was also closed in both directions for a period of time Wednesday.

All roads had been reopened to traffic as of 2:15 p.m.

involving a vehicle claimed 2 lives in May.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Editor's note: Due to incorrect information provided by the sheriff's office, a previous version of this story incorrectly listed the motorcycle driver's age. The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.

Phil Zaragoza June 27, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Guy June 27, 2012 at 07:00 PM
So sad.
Kate June 27, 2012 at 09:48 PM
I miss you sam!!!!! <3 SO SAD!!!! :(
Kramer June 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I've been riding on the street for 27 years...I've lost 6 friends, half of them were because of the other driver being distracted / not paying attention. And the other 3 believed they were invincible and all roads were the autobaun!  I told the 3 that thought they were invincible they were gonna kill themselves if they kept riding the motorcycle the way they did. That they were playing with fire and we all know how that ends... Although I love the freedom that a motorcycle gives ya...they don't belong on the same road with cars or one with a speed limit...they belong on a track going in one direction. Will this stop me from riding...No...I've disciplined my self to drive the speed limit and to respect the other drivers around me. 1st rule of of thumb for a motorcyclist is that everyone is out there to get ya..... I guarantee this will keep alive out on there on the autobaun. Drive safe if you ride and for the automobile drivers ..."Check Twice.... It Could Save A Life"
Leroy Smith June 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Kramer, I have been driving a motorcycle since I was sixteen years old. I am now sixty-six. I have had only one accident in that time. It wasn't my fault. A car driver went through a stop sign and I hit him broadside. I had minor damages luckily. As you stated though, I have always rode the bike with the attitude that all automobile drivers are crazy and they are out to get me. So I am always prepared and ready for most situations. Of course that attitude is wrong, but it has kept me alive. I am very sorry for the family of the man who was killed. I offer my condolences.
Terry June 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
many thanks to the trolls on this site for showing some respect & not telling us that this young man has a motor vehicle history on the judicial website they always seem to be scanning. RIP young man
notPC June 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
The driver has no one to blame but himself. If he wasn't driving like a fool and crossing the double lines he would still be alive. Just glad his reckless driving did not injure anyone but himself.
Colton June 28, 2012 at 01:08 AM
So sad, Reckord Road has way too many accidents on it. notPC: Really? The driver is dead, at the age of 24. Are you telling me you never did anything stupid and reckless in your younger years? Yes what he did was foolish but you should show a little more respect. I'm sure the driver's family wouldn't be too happy with your comment.
Leroy Smith June 28, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Colton, I don't know who you are talking to, but I haven't shown disrespect to this poor guy who was killed. I just made a statement that one thing I did to stay alive while riding a motorcycle was to ride like all drivers are out to get you. I also made the remark that that particular sentiment was obviously not true about all drivers being out to get you. By having that attitude though it made me extra careful in approaching dangerous situations such as people making a left turn in front of me at intersections. I have avoided many accidents by assuming that the driver either did not see me or did not care about me being on a motorcycle.
Christine June 28, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I wish the trolls would keep their inappropriate comments to themselves at a time like this. Too many tragic accidents in Harford County. Condolences to this young man's family.
Colton June 28, 2012 at 01:35 AM
The comment above me sir, from notPC
Leroy Smith June 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Colton, I was addressing whoever was saying that people were not showing respect for the deceased motorcycle operator. If I wrongly implied you, I apologize. I agree that people should show respect for this young man's unfortunate death. God bless him and his family. Even if he was driving foolishly, which I don't know to be a fact, he should still be given respect.
girl June 28, 2012 at 02:29 AM
your right he has no one to blame but himself but guess what Sam is no longer with us so he cant blame himself. Instead I have spent my night with his near and dear friends remembering a great guy. so why dont you think about his family and friends who have loss someone at the young age of 24. Why not say a prayer for the mother that can no longer see her son and the brother that no longer has a brother. Think about the people who are affected by this. Dont worry in a week no one will care about this story anymore it will be old news but those of us who knew and loved Sam will always remember the day he got on his bike and drove reckless. Sam you will no be forgotten. You will be loved and missed dearly. Praying for your family tonight and hoping everyone will make it though these next couple of rough days.
Jesse June 28, 2012 at 04:13 AM
We will miss you Sam. I was actually the driver of the vehicle he passed and witnessed the accident. When I pulled over I ran over to check on the rider and couldn't believe that it was Sam. My prayers and thoughts go to the family and friends.
Take Responsibility! June 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM
You're such a kind, sensitive person at the time of this families life.
Take Responsibility! June 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Wrongly implied him, you used his name duhhhhhhhrrrr
Leonard June 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Kramer, you know the deal, also assume nobody sees you PERIOD!!!!
Leonard June 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I think back 20 years ago when I was his age. Although I was raising my 4 and 2 year old sons at that time I realize I was just a kid myself and just starting out in life. It always hurts to see a young person pass away so early in life. If he wasn't a father yet the family basically has nothing but memories and that just hurts. My sympathy to his family and friends.
Todd Holden June 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
the appeal of living and working in Harford county is the back roads, the spacious land that once was farmland. Today there are lots of people living and driving here, and the roads and dangers are greater just by shear volume....Everyone would be wise to just take it easy...in traffic, especially at intersections, just slow down and be patient.....years ago when i first learned to drive i always slowed at intersections...and even hills...why? there were farm wagons hauling hay, there were 'cattle crossings'...yes, roads would be used by dairymen to allow their cattle to cross from one field to another...those roads are still here today...maybe not the cattle, sometimes a hay wagon...but this is Harford county...and i love living here...please anyone reading this...just take it easy...usually there is no one to blame but your self when something happens on the roads.
Kramer June 28, 2012 at 03:27 PM
It's nice to be able to use this website and make comments but when someone loses their life. Why would you throw it in the family's face...why rub it in? The young man made a mistake and has paid the ultimate price. So those who feel the need to make RUDE comments ...please... Keep those comments to yourself !
Kramer June 28, 2012 at 03:29 PM
It's nice to be able to use this website and make comments but when someone loses their life. Why would you throw it in the family's face...why rub it in? The young man made a mistake and has paid the ultimate price. So those who feel the need to make RUDE comments ...please... Keep those comments to yourself !!!
Wattysweetback June 29, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Great advise!
DeDe June 30, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Does anyone know the details of this accident? Did the dump truck driver pull out illegally in front of the bike? Maybe it was not the fault of the biker. Maybe he never had a chance.


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