Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Owings

October 31, 2012

On October 26 at approximately 10:16 a.m. a citizen contacted the Calvert County Control Center regarding a motorcycle and a white male located in the brush just off the roadway on Boyds Turn Road in the area of Three Brothers Way in Owings. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the scene and summonsed assistance from the Crash Reconstruction Team.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was involved in a single vehicle collision and the white male was that of the operator, identified as David Humberto Pagan, a 57 year old male of Sunderland. Pagan was pronounced dead at the scene.

From the evidence on the scene it was determined that the motorcycle, a 2002 Harley Davidson, was traveling northbound on Boyds Turn Road when it left the roadway exiting the southbound shoulder. The motorcycle and Pagan struck a utility pole located near the edge of the roadway and continued into the heavy brush and bushes. Due to the inconspicuous location of the motorcycle and the body they were not discovered until reported by the citizen, who was a passerby. From the information available to the investigators at this time it appears that the collision occurred sometime between October 25 at 7:15 p.m. and October 26 at 10:16 a.m.; however the investigators are still attempting to determine a more precise time of the event. It appears that speed was a contributing factor in this collision.

Pagan was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be performed in order to determine the cause of death. DFC E. Bradley of the Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the events that led up to the collision. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DFC E. Bradley at 410-535-2800 or via e-mail at bradleea@co.cal.md.us.