Troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash involving a 14 year old girl from Whiteford, MD.
On Thursday, September 2, 2010 at approximately 5:01 p.m. troopers from the Bel Air Barrack responded to southbound Route 136 Priestford Road) at Trappe Church Road, for a collision involving a motorcycle and Dodge van.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle was negotiating a curve on southbound Route 136, approaching Trappe Church Road. The operator (Brian Ross Little, 42, of Whiteford, MD.) then failed to observe that a 2005 Dodge van was stationary in the southbound lane of Route 136. The van was then waiting behind another vehicle that was turning onto Trappe Church Road.
The motorcycle then struck the rear of the van which resulted in the motorcycle operator and his 14 yoa daughter (Lauryn Marie Little) being fully ejected. The motorcycle passenger was transported to the Johns Hopkins Hospital where her death was pronounced. The operator of the motorcycle was transported to the Bayview Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition. The operator of the van, Walter Thomas Schweers, 61 of Havre de Grace, MD was not injured during the crash.
Personnel from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack and CRASH personnel are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.