(WJLA) - A Maryland man was killed on Sunday in a two vehicle collision in Prince George’s County, according to police.
Steven Ricardo-Terrell Hurdle, 36, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, was traveling eastbound on Route 214 on a 2010 BMW F motorcycle in Largo when he failed to stop at a red light.
Hurdle, who was suspected of fleeing and eluding a Maryland National Capital Park police officer and illegally carrying a firearm, was speeding when he ran the red light. A 2012 Hyundai Sonota was proceeding through a green light and attempting to make a left turn onto westbound Route 214 from the I-495 ramp when it was T-boned by Hurdle's motorcycle. Hurdle was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained multiple trauma-related injuries, police said. He was then transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Hyundai, Leah Samette Freeman of Capitol Heights, and a passenger were not injured in the crash. Though not at fault for the collision, police said Freeman was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.
Hurdle is now the eighth motorcyclist to die this year in Prince George’s County, and one of three to die in P.G. County this Memorial Day weekend. Police confirmed on Monday that a 60-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in a crash early Saturday, and a 24-year-old cyclist also died on that same Saturday.
The eastbound lanes of Maryland Route 214 were closed for three hours because of the crash, but have since reopened. The investigation is still ongoing.