Charges are pending in a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon on U.S. Route 50.
According to a news release from the Maryland State Police, troopers responded to a crash involving two motorcycles shortly after 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of westbound routes 50 and 610.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 2011 Harley Davidson, driven by Brian P. Riley, 47, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, was driving with a passenger, Lorrie J. Buoymaster, 49, also of Altoona, and crashed into a 2002 Harley Davidson driven by a male driver with a female passenger. Buoymaster was seriously injured in the wreck and flown by helicopter to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment, where she died Sunday.
The release said the driver and passenger of the 2002 Harley were also injured. The male driver was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, while the female passenger was flown to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware for treatment. They were not named in the release.
Riley was taken into custody at the scene and later released.
The Maryland State Police were still investigating the incident as of Sunday. The release said troopers will consult with the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office and that charges are pending following completion of the investigation.
The motorcycle wreck was one of three reported by the state police since OC BikeFest began. The first occurred Friday and resulted in the death of a Delaware man. The second occurred Saturday and involved a collision with a trooper’s vehicle.