A 19-year-old Mount Airy man died Monday evening after crashing his motorcycle while racing on Interstate 70, according to state police.
Dustin Michael Curtis lost control of his 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle while racing at least two other vehicles and laid the bike down on its side, causing him to slide across the highway and into a guardrail, according to Maryland State Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, a state police press release said.
The operators of the vehicles involved in the racing were identified near the scene of the crash, on westbound I-70 east of exit 62 for Md. 75 near New Market.
The people from the other vehicles were taken to the Frederick Barrack to be interviewed by investigators, according to state police. The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office was called to the crash scene and is aware of the investigation to this point, state police said in a press release.
State police also identified witnesses at the scene and will present the findings of the investigation to the state’s attorney for review.