One man died in a single-vehicle crash on Md. 75 in Libertytown Saturday afternoon.

Michael Ednum Williams, 56, of Elkton was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from the Maryland State Police. He was riding a 2013 black Yamaha motorcycle and was traveling northbound on Md. 75. According to a preliminary investigation, the motorcyclist lost control around a curve and crashed down an embankment between Md. 26 and Coppermine Road. 

Police believe speed and alcohol could have contributed to the crash, according to the release. Troopers will be completing a crash reconstruction investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the fatal crash is asked to contact the Frederick Barrack Duty Officer at 301-600-4150. 

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Well said, pechorin. [thumbup]


"Police believe speed and alcohol could have contributed to the crash"....not a smart idea to mix alcohol and motorcycles.

Greg F

Lots of super-speeders out there with the lighter traffic also.


I was more concerned about referencing "could have". Why include speculation. The facts are sufficiently hurtful to surviving family.


I couldn't agree more. [thumbup]


Really HG?......."Riding a motorcycle when one can use a car is never a good idea. In fact it's downright selfish.".......So now you are reduced to vehicle shameing? That's really sad.[ninja]

Hollowed Ground

Death of a family member is just a temporary hurt. The more permanent hurt is the struggle the survivors may have to face just to survive and continue life. Riding a motorcycle when one can use a car is never a good idea. In fact it's downright selfish.


Prayers and thoughts to the family and loved ones.


People who say things like that never stop to think about what they themselves do, that someone else might call foolish, dangerous, or selfish. Do you go hiking in Gambrill? You could die doing that and people might be left behind to grieve you--pretty selfish. But let's not stop there. In fact, is every single trip you take by car necessary? 40,000 people die in cars in this country every year. Next time you're tempted to make an unnecessary car trip for fast food, or some other trivial errand, I hope you remember how selfish you're being in risking your life. In fact, do you really even need to leave the house at all? Or, if you don't leave the house, do you really need to bathe? People die in the shower and bathtub every day. Sponge baths would be much less selfish.


That's exactly right. FNP covered a motorcycle accident last fall and mentioned the same "speculation" but in fact the man hadn't ever been a drinker - no more than 2 or 3 beers when he was a teenager - lived a completely sober life, so his family and children had to suffer the irreparable damage of people believing their father went out drinking and hopped on a bike. I believe he was on his way home from a fundraising bike event. Police should not be allowed to report "what they believe to be true" until it's proven. Innocent until proven guilty? Unless you're dead and then you're guilty until proven innocent and by that time the damage is done!



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