Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting Parked Truck

ELKRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A motorcyclist is dead after striking a parked tractor-trailer.

Howard County police say Juan Carlos Calderon Mejia, 30, lost control of his bike Saturday afternoon on Brookdale Drive in Elkridge. The motorcycle ran into the rear of a parked tractor-trailer.

Mejia was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he died.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash. They also say Mejia didn’t have a motorcycle license and wasn’t wearing a helmet.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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