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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Worcester County

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Whaleyville, MD – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday in Worcester County, Maryland.

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, at approximately 4:40 p.m, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to U.S. Route 50 at Route 610 in Worcester County, Maryland, for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

According to a preliminary investigation of the Fatal Motorcycle Crash, a 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling south on Route 610 and attempted to cross Route 50 when it was struck by a 2017 Nissan Rogue that was traveling west on Route 50.

The motorcycle driver, Richard Banning, 61, of Virginia, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to treat his injuries. He was declared deceased Friday morning at the hospital.

The passenger on the motorcycle, a 69-year-old female, was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury, Maryland, for treatment of her injuries. No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.

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