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UPDATE: Calvert Man Killed in Street Bike Accident

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On May 3, at approximately 6:20 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team responded to Broomes Island Road and Island Creek Lane for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.  A 2003 Yamaha YZF R6 was traveling south on Broomes Island Road when it collided with a 2002 GMC pick-up truck. 
 
The following was determined during a preliminary investigation:
John Alton Stratchko, 21 year old male, a resident of Broomes Island, was operating a red 2003 Yamaha YZF R6 motorcycle.  Stratchko was traveling south on Broomes Island Road.  The motorcycle struck the driver’s side cab area of the 2002 GMC pick-up truck as the truck was entering Broomes Island Road from a private driveway.  The GMC pick-up was being operated by Martin Wayne Mister, a 53 year old male, a resident of Broomes Island. 

Just prior to colliding with the truck Stratchko was ejected and continued to travel in the southerly direction until his body struck the driver’s door of the GMC truck.  The motorcycle came to rest on top of Stratchko.  Stratchko was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by the CMH Emergency Room Staff. 

The cause of death and nature of the injuries sustained by Stratchko is pending the results of the autopsy to be performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Crash Reconstruction Team is conducting a complete investigation into the events that lead up to the collision and is requesting that any information related to this investigation to be forwarded to Cpl. R. Selkirk of CRT at
selkirrc@co.cal.md.us or( 410) 535-2800.


A young man was killed on Monday evening, May 3 in a street bike accident along Broomes Island Road and Island Creek Road in Broomes Island.

Rescue crews responded to the report of a serious motor vehicle crash shortly after 6 p.m. to discover two vehicles involved, a 2003 Yamaha street bike and a 2002 GMC truck.

Maryland State Police Helicopter was requested to the scene but due to the cyclist's condition, he was transported by ground to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as John Alton Stratchko, 21 of Broomes Island. The driver of the GMC truck was Martin Wayne Mister, 53 of Broomes Island.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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