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Man killed in motorcycle accident

July 13, 1998

A Maugansville man was killed Sunday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving on Broadfording Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Richard Lee Mummert, 62, of 13818 Maugansville Rd., was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital at 2:05 p.m., police said.

The passenger on the motorcycle, Evelyn Thomas, 46, of 1813 Strite Rd., Chambersburg, Pa., was listed in fair condition at the hospital Sunday night.

The two were traveling east on Broadfording Road west of St. Paul Road at about 12:30 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, Mummert lost control of the 1980 Honda 1110 motorcycle, police said.

The motorcycle overturned and slid several feet on the road before coming to rest, police said.

Mummert and Thomas were ejected from the motorcycle, police said.

They both were wearing helmets, police said.

-Lisa Graybeal

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