Two motorcyclists killed in separate Anne Arundel crashes

Two motorcyclists involved in separate crashes in Anne Arundel County died Wednesday, police said.

One was killed following a three-vehicle crash in Annapolis around 7:15 p.m. Annapolis resident Preston Adams Jr., 38, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center after the accident. He later died from his injuries, police said.

Early investigation found that Adams, who was traveling on Gibralter Avenue toward West Street, lost control and the motorcycle fell over. He then slid onto West Street and struck a Cadillac Escalade traveling eastbound.

The impact caused the Cadillac to spin to the left, crossing the center line into the westbound lane of West Street, investigators said. The vehicle then struck a Buick LeSabre traveling westbound.

The drivers of the Cadillac and Buick were not injured.

Police said driver error was a contributing factor, but drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been involved. No charges have been filed. Witnesses to the crash may call 410-268-9000.

The second motorcyclist died Wednesday after being critically injured in a crash in Davidsonville on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Timothy Joseph Humphrey, 30, of Edgewater, was thrown from his Harley Davidson Sportster southbound on Davidsonville Road when a woman driving a Toyota Avalon pulled into his path at the intersection with Governors Bridge Road around 2:15 p.m., police said. The driver of the Toyota, a 66-year-old Bowie woman, appeared to have failed to yield the right of way, police said.

The driver of the Toyota and a passenger were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.

Neither speed nor alcohol was a factor, but Humphrey was wearing non-compliant headgear, police said. The investigation is ongoing, and the States Attorney's Office will be consulted prior to any charges being filed.

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