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Cycle wreck kills 1

July 25, 1999

SMITHSBURG - A Rockville, Md., man was killed after losing control of his motorcycle while traveling east on Md. 77 Sunday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police.

Kevin Ruchirek, 24, of 801 Leverton Road, was riding his 1996 Suzuki Katana on Md. 77 east of Hippan Hill Lane at high speed when he slid off the road and hit a guardrail at 1:18 p.m., police said.

Ruchirek died at the scene.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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