QA’s man killed in accident
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.