At least two men died in motorcycle accidents in Maryland during the month of July. Details are as follows:
A Silver Spring man died in a Maryland motorcycle accident along Interstate 495 the evening of Thursday, July 25.
Richard Edward Taylor, age 34, was headed along eastbound I-495 around 10:30 p.m. on his 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle when the accident occurred.
As Taylor neared the I-495 and I-95 interchange of the Capital Beltway in College Park, he apparently clipped the right corner of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata.
The accident caused him to lose control of the motorcycle, and Taylor then crashed into the concrete barrier along the right shoulder of the highway. He was ejected from the motorcycle and died.
Two lanes of the highway were closed for five hours while police conducted an initial investigation. The driver of the car was not injured in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Earlier in the month, a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader died in a motorcycle crash in Frederick.
Dion Bagby, a 27-year-old man from Vienna, Va., was on his way to Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania when the accident occurred.
Bagby was traveling northbound on U.S. 15 on his 2001 Suzuki motorcycle the morning of Friday, July 5. According to Maryland State Police, Bagby collided with a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta whose driver was attempting to turn left on the highway near Monocacy Boulevard.
The driver of the Jetta did not see the approaching motorcycle, and Bagby was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. The driver of the car was not seriously injured, but Bagby was killed.
Bagby coached the Infinity All Stars cheerleading team and had also recently made the Baltimore Ravens co-ed cheerleading team. He was originally from Oklahoma.