From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
(Fallston, MD – May 13, 2010) Shortly after 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, Harford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident involving a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle that occurred on Reckord Road north of Beechwood Road in the Fallston area of Harford County, MD. This is the third fatality involving a motorcycle handled by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office this year.
Preliminary investigation by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit determined that the motorcycle had been traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Reckord Road just north of Beechwood Road. The operator of the motorcycle did not possess a valid Class M license required to operate a motorcycle in the State of Maryland. After failing to negotiate a curve in the road properly, the motorcycle ran off the southbound edge of Reckord Road into a culvert, where it struck a tree and caught on fire.
The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Daniel Michael DeVries, age 21, of Fallston, MD. He was transported by the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.