Middle River Man Dies in Sparks Motorcycle Crash

Baltimore County Police responded to Phoenix Road and Hunt Creek Lane, in Sparks for a motorcycle crash on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on Phoenix Road near Hunt Creek Lane, negotiating a right curve. The motorcyclist lost control and slid into the northbound lanes of Phoenix Road, striking the front of a Lexus that was northbound on Phoenix Road.

The rider of the motorcycle, Nicholas Michael Hammel Jr. (20) of the 2200 block of Old Eastern Avenue in Middle River, was transported to the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Lexus remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing their investigation.