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Injured motorcyclist dies

August 06, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. - A Hagerstown man whose motorcycle crashed into a parked tow truck a week ago died Thursday, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said.

Daniel L. Merson, 40, died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the sheriff's department said Friday.

The sheriff's department said Merson was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on Baltimore Road on July 30.

About 7:30 p.m., near Md. 144 east of Frederick, the motorcycle went off the road and hit a tow truck parked on the shoulder, police said.

Police said Merson was wearing a helmet.

A Maryland State Police helicopter flew Merson to the Shock Trauma Center.

Police said an investigation into the crash is continuing.

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