PHOTO BY THE CALVERT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Owings, MD – On June 22, at approximately 7:22 a.m. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the intersection of Chesapeake Beach Road (Route 260) and Paris Estates Court, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival units located a 2006 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Ultra Classic on its side in the westbound lanes of MD Route 260. The operator, later identified as Thomas Franklin Houck Jr., 60 of Chesapeake Beach, was ejected from the motorcycle.
A preliminary investigation revealed that 2006 Harley Davidson, operated by Houck, was traveling westbound on Route 260 approaching Paris Estates Court when a 1992 Toyota Corolla pulled out in front of Houck’s motorcycle. The Toyota traveled across the number two (slow) lane and entered the number one (fast) lane, which is where Houck steered his motorcycle in order to avoid the collision with the Toyota. Houck attempted to slow the motorcycle down, which resulted in a skid and ultimately the motorcycle began to slide on its right side. At some point during the slide the motorcycle flipped to the left side (high side) and ejected Houck from the operator’s seat. No contact with the Toyota was made during the collision and the operator of the Toyota continued westbound on Route 260.
Investigators were able to establish the identity of operator of the Toyota and began to attempt to locate her. While the investigation continued on the scene the operator of the Toyota, identified as Kellcey Kathlene Brady, 21 of Chesapeake Beach, returned to the scene after learning of the collision investigation. Brady was cooperative with the investigators.
Houck was transported to Prince George’s Hospital where he underwent testing and evaluation for brain trauma. On June 24 at 4 a.m. Houck succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the hospital staff.
At this time it appears that Brady’s failure to yield right of way is the main contributing factor to the collision. No impaired or distracted driving on the part of Brady is suspected at this time.
The collision remains under the investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Team. Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to contact Sgt. V. Bortchevsky of CRT at 410-535-2800 ext. 2540 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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