NEWS RELEASE: Police investigating fatal motorcycle collision

Howard County police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle motorcycle collision in Jessup on Tuesday night.

At approximately 7:52 p.m., a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Patuxent Range Road at Preston Court when it left the roadway and struck the curb. The operator, 41-year-old Travis Whitehead of Jessup, was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision. Patuxent Range Road in the area of Preston Court was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours.


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