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Separate motorcycle, bicycle crashes kill two in Glen Burnie

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Posted at 11:42 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 11:48:11-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police are investigating two fatal crashes that happened over the weekend in Glen Burnie.

Officers arrived to the scene of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash, Saturday May, 4 at 2:00 p.m. Investigators believe a KTM 690 Enduro motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Hospital Drive, approaching Foxchase Drive, when the driver lost control of the motorcycle and fell in the roadway.

Police said the driver, 21-year-old Colin Wayne Ramsey, and his motorcycle slid before stopping without striking anyone or anything else.

Ramsey was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with critical life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said excessive speed and reckless driving may have contributed to the crash.

The Traffic Safety Section is handing the crash investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.

Sunday morning, police responded to a crash involving a bicycle on to Ritchie Highway at Americana Circle in Glen Burnie. There, they found a man with injuries as result of an accident.

Police said the driver of an Acura, identified as 29-year-old Robert William Sobik, was traveling northbound on Ritchie Highway, approaching Americana Circle, facing a steady green signal. That's when bicyclist, Lennell Vernon Boone entered Ritchie Highway, leaving Marley Station Mall, while facing a red light.

As Boone tried crossing Ritchie Highway towards American Circle, he crossed into Sobik's path before being struck.

Officials said Boone was taken to Shock Trauma, where he later died. Sobik was not injured and remained on the scene.

Investigators believe the cause of the crash appears to be error on the part of the bicyclist and speed and alcohol was not involved. The Traffic Safety Section is handing the investigation and the case will be reviewed by the States Attorney.