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Frederick motorist dies in accident

August 17, 1998

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man died early Sunday morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a culvert, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Bryan Benjamin Ogle, 33, was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital, deputies said.

Ogle failed to make a left hand curve at Lowes Lane and Spectrum Drive, and ran off the right side of the road hitting a culvert, deputies said.

Deputies were called to the accident at 2:21 a.m. Two other motorcyclists stopped to assist Ogle.

A fourth motorcyclist, John Melvin Griffin 38, of Gathersburg, Md., also struck the culvert. Griffin was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Washington County Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon.

The accident remains under investigation.

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