One Dead in Motorcycle Collision

The driver of the motorcycle is dead after crashing into a signpost in Marriottsville.

One man is dead after driving his motorcycle off the road and into a signpost in Howard County, according to police. 

Forty-five-year-old Gary Alan Lynch of Woodbine was driving his Honda CRB 900 motorcycle westbound on Maryland Route 99 in Marriottsville Sunday evening near , according to a statement released by Cpl. Christopher Krieger.

According to Krieger, Lynch drove off the road at about 6:16 p.m. and struck a signpost. Lynch was taken to Howard County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to Krieger.

The preliminary police investigation has determined “speed” and “failure to drive within a single lane” as the primary causes of the collision.  

This article has been edited to correct Krieger's name in the third paragraph.

Tia May 21, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Rest In Peace Gary. You were a really cool guy and will most definitely be missed. This is a sad day. The world has just lost someone who was a great father and friend.
Tara May 21, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Anyone who knows where that accident occurred knows that is not a 65mph zone. In addition, it is a notorious area for people to drive fast and lose control. God bless him and his wife. He was a lovely person.
MD Harley Riders May 21, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Crash studies show that running off the road, usually in a curve, accounts for about 37%* of of total motorcycle fatalities. This is the primay situation in which motorcyclists have single vehicle crashes. Bottom line is that we (motorcycle riders) all too often take curves too fast. * source NHTSA 2005 FARS data
Kim Powell May 23, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Gary you will be greatly missed. You were a wonderful man, father & friend! God Speed My Friend! We are praying for his family, God Bless Them All!
AML May 25, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Why don't you stay inside your house and worry about your toaster getting too hot and starting a fire that burns your house down. There are risks involved with everyhing you do every second of the day. Get out and enjoy life and quit worrying about WHAT could happen. Obviously you have never riden a bike before and you sound like the person in the left lane going 45 MPH slowing down traffic and creating a jam


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