QA’s man killed in ac­ci­dent

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BAR­CLAY — A Queen Anne’s County man suf­fered fa­tal in­juries Thurs­day, Aug. 24, when he was ejected from his mo­tor­cy­cle in what is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash.

Mary­land State Po­lice iden­ti­fied the man as Jef­frey D. Dwyer, 48, of Sudlersville.

Dwyer grew up in Galena, grad­u­ated from Kent County High School and was a for­mer deputy with the Kent County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

State po­lice troop­ers from the Cen­tre­ville bar­racks were dis­patched at about 8:20 p.m. to north­bound U.S. Route 301, south of state Route 302, for a mo­tor­cy­cle crash. At the scene, they found the dis­abled mo­tor­cy­cle in the cen­ter me­dian of Route 301, ac­cord­ing to an MSP news re­lease.

Queen Anne’s County Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices per­son­nel al­ready were on the scene when po­lice ar­rived and were at­tend­ing to the lone male op­er­a­tor/oc­cu­pant of the mo­tor­cy­cle, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

It ap­pears from the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion that Dwyer, for rea­sons that have not been de­ter­mined, drove into the grassy cen­ter me­dian and sub­se­quently lost con­trol of the 2009 Har­ley David­son mo­tor­cy­cle he was op­er­at­ing. The mo­tor­cy­cle and Dwyer came to rest in the cen­ter me­dian, south of Route 302.

Dwyer was taken from the scene to Univer­sity of Mary­land Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Ch­ester­town, where he later was pro­nounced de­ceased.

Po­lice have not de­ter­mined the cause and con­tribut­ing fac­tors of the crash, ac­cord­ing to the MSP news re­lease.

North­bound Route 301 was closed to safely con­duct an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and re­mained closed for sev­eral hours.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

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