Pa. man dies in motorcycle crash

September 13, 2004|by DAVE McMILLION

FLINTSTONE, Md. - A 39-year-old Warfordsburg, Pa., man died after he lost control of a motorcycle on MV Smith Road near Flintstone Saturday night and struck a tree, Maryland State Police said.

The victim was identified as Marvin Golden.

Golden was bowling with his wife, Lindy Golden, and some friends earlier in the evening near LaVale, Md., his wife said.

Lindy Golden said she decided to return home in a car rather than ride on the motorcycle. She said her husband was traveling behind the car she was in at one point.


When Marvin Golden did not show up at their house, Lindy Golden said she became worried.

Lindy Golden said she went back to an area where she had seen her husband on the motorcycle and found his helmet, but she could not find him.

Golden said she called state police and filed a missing person report.

Golden said state police found her husband Sunday morning.

There is a section of MV Smith Road that turns from pavement into gravel, said state police Sgt. Archie Powers.

Police believe Golden was traveling at a high rate of speed when he hit the gravel. Powers said police think Golden lost control of the motorcycle after hitting the gravel and went over an embankment and struck a tree, Powers said.

The accident occurred south of Interstate 68 and east of Flintstone, police said.

It is believed Golden crashed at about 11:30 p.m., police said.

Lindy Golden said she and her husband were married for 20 years and had two daughters, ages 19 and 14.

"We've been together since we were 15 years old," Lindy Golden said.

Golden was a truck driver for Dot Foods in Williamsport for four years. He grew up in Hancock and had been riding a motorcycle for two years, his wife said.

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