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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigated


Montgomery County Police continue to investigate a fatal collision which occurred Sunday evening on Brink Road in Germantown.

Police and Montgomery County Fire Rescue Units were called to the 11000 block of Brink Road near Treva Court at approximately 6:23 pm on Sunday evening, Aug. 24. Arriving officers observed a silver Infiniti QX4 overturned and a black 1996 Harley Davidson Road King off the road. The 52-year-old male motorcycle operator was located in the wooded area adjacent to the roadway. He was unconscious and MCFRS units pronounced him deceased. The driver of the Infiniti was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the black, motorcycle has been identified as 52-year-old Kevin Roger Kanke of the Lindos Court in Montgomery Village. The driver of the Infiniti QX4 has been identified as 34-year-old Juan Salvador Morales Duarte of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg.

Preliminary investigation indicates the Infiniti was travelling eastbound on Brink Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Infiniti crossed the double yellow lane markings, traveled into the westbound lanes, and struck the Harley Davidson, which was travelling westbound on Brink Road. Due to the collision the operator of the motorcycle was separated from the motorcycle.

The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.