A motorcyclist died following a chain-reaction crash with an ice cream truck in La Plata, Maryland, that left three others hospitalized.
Charles County Police say the driver of a Honda SUV had recently left a football game nearby and was driving along Radio Station Road Saturday about 4 p.m.
That driver crossed the center line and struck an oncoming ice cream truck, police say.
The ice cream truck driver was thrown from the vehicle. Photos from the scene show the truck tipped onto its side, with ice cream wrappers strewn around broken windows.
Several vehicles behind the ice cream truck crashed, including a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The Honda careened into a tree and caught fire. Police say bystanders, including an off-duty Maryland State trooper, pulled the driver out of the burning car.
Three people were airlifted to the hospital.
The motorcyclist, Timothy Anthony Brown, 54, of Landover, Maryland, died from his injuries, police say.
A fourth person was taken to a hospital via ground transport with injuries that are not not-threatening, police say. Three other people involved did not need medical attention, police said.
Charles County Police are investigating the crash. Police say charges are pending based on the investigation and consultation with the State’s Attorney’s office.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Brad Saunders at 301-609-6225.