CHEVERLY, Md. – The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle in Cheverly. The victim is 44-year-old Christopher McClain of 39th Place in Colmar Manor.
On October 1st, at approximately 3:30 pm, officers responded to the intersection of Old Landover Road and 65th Avenue for the report of a collision involving a car and a motorcycle. McClain, who was operating the motorcycle, and his passenger were rushed to local hospitals. McClain was pronounced dead a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals the motorcycle was heading westbound on Old Landover Road approaching the intersection at 65th Avenue. The involved car was heading eastbound on Old Landover Road approaching the same intersection. Preliminarily, it appears the car attempted to make a left turn onto northbound 65th Avenue in the path of the approaching motorcycle. McClain applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision. His motorcycle went into a slide. McClain’s passenger, a young child, suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. The car’s driver wasn’t injured and remained on scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.