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Man killed in accident had just picked up motorcycle

June 10, 2007|By MARLO BARNHART

The man who died Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding on Alternate U.S. 40 crashed head-on with a truck hauling an empty fuel tanker had just picked up the 2007 Yamaha YZ R6 he was operating, according to Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

Tyler Patterson Curry, 22, of 18815 Manor Church Road in Boonsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:29 p.m. accident just west of Cool Hollow Road by a medical examiner, police said.

Curry was eastbound on one motorcycle and his brother was on another motorcycle when the victim rode into the westbound lane and was struck head-on by a 2007 Mack tractor, police said. The victim was wearing a helmet.

"They had just come from Twigg Cycles on Edgewood Drive to get Tyler's motorcycle," Sgt. S.D. Wallace said.

Wallace said Tyler's brother recently had returned from Iraq.

A call Saturday night to Curry's home was answered by his mother, who said the family wasn't ready to comment.

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The truck was driven by Kenneth Woodrow Knight, 53, of Hampstead, Md. He was uninjured in the accident, police said.

"There was no place for the truck to go," Wallace said.

No charges were filed against Knight, police said.

The collision is being investigated by Trooper 1st Class A.L. Smith.

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