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Updated: Police ID Motorcyclist Killed in Ocean City Crash

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Thursday's crash scene on Coastal Highway in Ocean City. (Photo: Chopper 16) Thursday's crash scene on Coastal Highway in Ocean City. (Photo: Chopper 16)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a Thursday crash in Ocean City.

Ocean City police on Friday identified the motorcycle operator killed in the crash as 24-year-old Eric Del Marr of Germantown, Md. Police said he was speeding in the area of 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue around noon when he hit a Ford F-350 pickup truck, driven by a 19-year-old man from North Beach, Md.

A preliminary investigation showed that a Maryland Transportation Authority officer tried to pull Del Marr over after watching him do a "wheelie," according to police. Police said the MDTA officer saw it happen minutes before the crash while traveling northbound near 45th Street and Coastal Highway.

According to police, Del Marr than made a U-turn on Coastal Highway at 56th Street, traveling southbound to get away from the officer. Police said the MDTA officer did not chase after Del Marr and lost sight of the motorcycle.

Investigators later determined that from 56th Street, Del Marr went southbound on Coastal Highway until 33rd Street, where he turned west and eventually got back onto southbound Coastal Highway at 32nd Street. According to police, he made a U-turn at 23rd Street and sped northbound. Police said it was at 12:08 p.m. that Del Marr collided with the pickup truck, which was trying to turn east onto 28th Street.

Police say Del Marr was dead by the time first responders arrived, while the driver of the pickup truck was uninjured.

Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit, Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate the crash. Anyone with information should contact Pfc. Ryan Flanagan at rflanagan@oceancitymd.gov or (410) 520-5340.

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