Crash kills Elkton man
Motorcycle collides with garbage truck
— A man was killed on Thursday morning when the motorcycle he was operating crashed into a garbage truck on an Elktonarea road, according to Maryland State Police.
Investigators identified the victim as John Anthony Ferrara, 24, of Elkton, police said. Ferrara was pronounced dead at the accident scene in the 700 block of East Old Philadelphia Road, near the entrance to the Cecil County Landfill, police added.
Ferrara was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle in the westbound lane of East Old Philadelphia Road about 9 a.m. Thursday, moments before it struck the driver’s side of a 2010 roll-off Mack truck, which was traveling ahead of the motorcycle in the westbound lane, police reported.
The collision occurred when the driver of that truck, John Lee Quirk Jr., 47, of Newark, Del., made a left turn into the landfill from the westbound lane and, as he did, Ferrara tried to pass the garbage truck on the left side, or eastbound lane, according to
“The (motorcycle) operator, according to witnesses at the location, was traveling at a high rate of speed, passing vehicles on the left, failing to obey the double yellow center line,” an MSP spokesman said.
Investigators reported that the truck is owned by Waste Management, of Wilmington, Del.
An MSP crash team conducted an accident recon- struction, which lasted a few hours, police said. MSP received on-scene assistance from the State Highway Administration, the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, police added.
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