Alcohol not ruled out as factor after Sudlersville man killed in motorcycle crash

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Police say that a Queen Anne's County man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Thursday evening in Centreville.

According to Maryland State Police, at 8:20 PM on Thursday evening, troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded to northbound Route 301 south of Route 302 in Queen Anne's County for a motorcycle crash.

Upon arriving on scene, troopers say they saw a single motorcycle disabled in the center median of Route 301. Queen Anne's County EMS had already responded to the scene and were attending to the lone male driver/passenger of the motorcycle. Northbound Route 301 was closed in order to safely conduct an investigation.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team responded to complete a detailed crash investigation. As such, northbound Route 301 stayed closed for several hours. Investigators say that the driver of the motorcycle drove into the grassy center median and lost control of the motorcycle for unknown reasons.

The 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was dropped and the driver ejected. The motorcycle and operator came to rest in the center median, south of Route 302. The driver of the motorcycle was transported from the scene to Chester River Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

He was identified as 48-year-old Jeffrey Dwyer of Sudlersville. The cause and contributing factors have yet to be determined. Alcohol has not yet been ruled out as a factor in the crash as an alcoholic beverage container was found near the motorcycle/operator at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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