Crash kills Elk­ton man

Mo­tor­cy­cle col­lides with garbage truck

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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

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po­lice.

“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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JES­SICA IANNETTA

The Per­ryville Out­lets of­fi­cially closed on Satur­day, and the prop­erty may be sold soon.

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