Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Near Hagerstown

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Maryland State Police say a motorcyclist was killed when he lost control on a curve near Hagerstown and was ejected from the vehicle.

It happened about 1 p.m. Thursday on Maryland 40. Troopers say 29-year-old Zachary Macintosh of Point of Rocks was traveling east near Beverly Road at 75 to 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Police say a trooper saw Macintosh speeding and activated his cruiser’s emergency lights and siren in an effort to get Macintosh to pull over.

Authorities say Macintosh continued speeding and ran a red light. Police say about a mile away, he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve and was ejected from the bike.

Macintosh was pronounced dead at the scene.

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