UPDATE (8:25 p.m.)—A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a Perryville man and delayed traffic in the Bel Air area Friday afternoon.
Around 2:18 p.m. a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle, and a silver 2010 Hyundai Elantra crashed in the area of Route 22 and Route 543 in Bel Air, according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.
Police determined a 17-year-old Bel Air boy of the 200 block of Fairwood Drive was westbound in the Hyundai when he tried to turn left into Wawa, according to the release.
The car crossed in front of the motorcycle, driven by 49-year-old Monte Alonzo Greenhow of Perryville, the release states. Greenhow tried to avoid the car, but ultimately crashed into the back of it and was ejected, police say.
A helicopter was initially called to the scene, but that request was later canceled, police said.
Greenhow, of the 200 block of Thomas Point Way, was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air while suffering traumatic cardiac arrest, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Association, said. Greenhow was later pronounced dead by hospital staff, according to state police.
Neither the teenage driver nor his passengers were injured in the crash.
The eastbound lanes of Route 22 leading up to the intersection were closed to traffic as a result of the crash and traffic was being detoured onto Econ Drive. The road was reopened to traffic around 4 p.m.
It was the second crash involving a motorcycle to take place in Harford County Friday. The first took place at Route 155 and Paradise Road in Havre de Grace after noon, Gardiner said.
The accident remained under investiagion as of Friday night.
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