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Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating Milestone Manor Lane Fatal Motorcycle Collision

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 10, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – A 24-year-old Clarksburg man has died following a traffic collision that occurred on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

At approximately 6:13 p.m., 5th District officers and Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Frederick Rd. at Milestone Manor Ln., for the report of a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Preliminarily, Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) detectives have determined that the operator of a black 2021 Yamaha MT09 motorcycle was traveling southbound on Frederick Rd. approaching the intersection at Milestone Manor Ln. when for reasons still under investigation, he struck a left turning white 2017 Toyota Prius. The driver of the Prius and a passenger were treated for minor injuries at an area hospital. The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The motorcyclist has been identified as Elijah Isaiah Shand Thweatt, of Clarksburg.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact CRU detectives at (240) 773-6620.

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Release ID: 23-405
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: fatal-collision