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Police say Rockville motorcyclist was killed in Silver Spring crash

Crash happened Tuesday at intersection of Columbia Pike, Stewart Lane

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Montgomery County police have identified a Rockville man who was killed on his motorcycle when it struck a stopped car in Silver Spring on Tuesday.

Henry Melgar Garcia, 28, was riding a black Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R south on Columbia Pike around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said in a press release.

Garcia’s motorcycle hit the back of a blue 2021 Volkswagen Jetta stopped at the intersection with Stewart Lane, police said.

Garcia died at the scene.

Police said previously that Garcia, who they did not identify on Tuesday, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

A visitation and funeral for Garcia are scheduled for Nov. 24 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Spring.

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