UPDATE: Ocean City Police Issue Press Release on Motorcycle Crash That Killed 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville Man

July 31, 2019
Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

UPDATE 7/31/2019 @ 10:30 a.m.: Ocean City Police Issued the following press release:

Ocean City police officers are continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of 45th Street. The motorcycle fled from officers, at which time the officers did not pursue the motorcycle and lost sight of the driver.

At approximately 9:44 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call regarding a serious accident northbound at 59th Street on Coastal Highway. The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle ran a red light and collided with a Ford Explorer that was attempting to make a U-turn northbound onto Coastal Highway.

Investigation revealed that the motorcycle involved in the incident was from the attempted traffic stop at 45th street. The motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The three occupants of the Ford Explorer were not injured.

Northbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed for several hours and a traffic pattern was established by Ocean City Public Works. Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating the collision at the time of this release.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending next of kin notification.

UPDATE 7/31/2019 @ 8:10 a.m.: The motorcyclist who died last night in Ocean City has been identified as Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville.

Police have notified next of kin.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

7/31/2019: On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Ocean City Police attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle when the operator fled at a high rate of speed.

Ocean City Police PIO, Ashley Miller says officers attempted a traffic stop and did not pursue the motorcyclist after the driver fled.

A few minutes later, police fire and rescue personnel responded to 59th Street and Coastal Highway, for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Dispatchers advised responding units the crash was in the northbound lanes and reported CPR was in progress.

Two patients from the automobile suffered minor injuries.

The motorcyclist, a 27-Year-Old Mechanicsville man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to notify next of kin early Wednesday morning and updates will be provided when they become available.

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville

Brian James Douglas II, 27, of Mechanicsville