Teen Killed in Dirt Bike Crash

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Teen Killed in Dirt Bike Crash


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On March 28, at approximately 6:15 p.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the end of Mason Road in Prince Frederick for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 16-year-old male, a resident of Lexington Park, was operating a blue 2000 Yamaha YZ80 off-road type of motorcycle (a recreational vehicle).  The operator was pleasure riding up and down the gravel portion of Mason Road extension. 

Per witness accounts the rider had been riding for approximately one hour prior to the crash.  During the crash sequence the operator started in the southerly direction on the gravel extension of Mason Road and came to a slight hillcrest after which the roadway curved to the left.  As the motorcycle crested the hill the operator lost control and entered a skid.  The motorcycle left the gravel roadway and struck a tree approximately two and half feet from the road edge.  The operator was ejected from the vehicle and struck the same tree.  Both the operator and the motorcycle came to rest near the tree, with the motorcycle on top of the operator.  The operator was not wearing any personal protective equipment required for operating a motorcycle in the State of Maryland.

The operator of the 2000 Yamaha YZ80 has been identified as Quamaine Shavazz Harris, 16, of Lexington Park, who sustained mortal injuries and was pronounced dead at Calvert Memorial Hospital by the Emergency Room staff.  The cause of death is pending the autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

If you have any further information related to this investigation it should be forwarded to Det. N. DeFelice at
defelinb@co.cal.md.us or  (410) 535-2800.

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