Firefighter Dies in Route 1 Motorcycle Accident
The man was scheduled to work Tuesday night in Towson.
UPDATE (6:17 p.m.)—A 25-year-old firefighter from Fork died in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Route 1 in Bel Air around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Kurt Mahlon Chenowith was driving a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja south in the 1200 block of Baltimore Pike when William Ross Kelly of Bel Air, 73, pulled out of the Bob Bell Chevrolet parking lot in front of Chenowith, according to a release from the Maryland State Police. Chenowith struck the driver side of Kelly's 1990 Oldsmobile Regency, which was turning north, and was ejected from his motorcycle, the release stated.
Chenowith was transported to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
He was a career firefighter for the Baltimore County Fire Department and was stationed in Towson. He was scheduled to work Tuesday night, according to an official with the Baltimore County Professional Fire Fighters union.
"The department is deeply saddened by this loss," said Elise Armacost, spokeswoman for the department.
Neither Kelly nor his passenger were injured, the release stated.
The road was closed from Old Joppa Road to the Bel Air Bypass for about an hour and 40 minutes.
It was raining heavily during the accident.