2021 | Police & Fire

Motorcyclist killed, car driver injured in crash on U.S. 29

Crash happened near Fairland Road intersection

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A man was killed Friday night when his motorcycle and a car crashed in the Fairland area of Silver Spring, Montgomery County police said on Saturday.

The 54-year-old man, from Silver Spring, was driving a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle south on U.S. 29 near the intersection with Fairland Road some time before 8 p.m. on Friday, police said in a press release. A white 2019 Toyota Camry was trying to turn onto Fairland Road from northbound U.S. 29 when the two vehicles crashed near the intersection, police said.

The motorcycle driver was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police had not identified him as of Saturday afternoon.

The driver of the Camry was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com