46-Year-Old Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Nanjemoy

September 8, 2018

On Friday, September 7, 2018, at approximately 2:55 p.m., police fire and rescue responded to the area of Port Tobacco Road, and Spike Virginia Place, in Nanjemoy for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Upon arrival, Troopers observed the driver, Dedric Kenya Ross, 46, from Upper Marlboro, being treated by EMS personnel.

A preliminary investigation by Troopers indicated the purple 1998 Honda CBR 1100 was traveling eastbound on Maryland Route 6 and for unknown reasons, left the roadway and struck a pole. Ross was ejected from the motorcycle, and consequently struck a tree.

After all medical treatment efforts were unsuccessful, Ross was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS personnel.

Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding the above mentioned incident is asked to contact the La Plata Barrack Duty Officer at (301) 392-1200. The investigation is continuing and being investigated by the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack.

4 Responses to 46-Year-Old Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident in Nanjemoy

  1. Charles on September 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Not surprised its a sport bike

  2. Anonymous on September 10, 2018 at 8:43 am

    speeding and drinking

  3. Joe on September 13, 2018 at 7:48 am

    vroom vroom -byeeeeeeee

  4. ben on September 17, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I went to College with Dedric, we called him Scooby though. We attended college together and became BEST of freinds, my parents, Colonels in the air force treated him as a son of thier own for years. I was the partier, I was the drinker, Scoob, never touched alcohol in his life. He had a head injury from many years earlier, the alcohol would have complicated many things had he drank. For years, he would drive me around, 21 year old me, through georgetown listening to heavy metal music, while i was plastered, but I NEVER saw him drink, nor smoke. It just was not an option for him.

    I left college, went on to join the air force, served, then left and joined NASA as a mechanical Designer. I had picked up numerous contracts where I needed to begin hiring people to fill these positions. Scooby had just returned from the Savannah college of Art and Design for his second Bachelors degree in 3D Design and modelling/simulation. I was thrilled to have scoob joini-ng my team.

    I invited him over my house to speak to a close friend of mine about pulling him into the organization. He came to my house where he and I had a huge reunion. We sat and discussed difficult topics, then got to work looking at the challenges we faced. We spent the entire night creating strategies to succeed in this endeavor.

    He left that night, Sept 4th at 11pm, I spoke with him via text on 9-6-18. That was the last I had heard from him.

    Scooby was about to be indoctrinated into a life of greatness, aerospace, space flight and downright excellence. He was coming to aerospace because of how talented he was. He was my friend, and I will not allow anything to be said of him that is of ill-will or purpose. He was a kind soul. And taught me a lot about patience. I will miss him beyond words.