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Laurel Man in Serious Condition, Jessup Teen Killed in Crash Identified

Gregory Lee Anderson of Jessup was driving a motorcycle that had been reported stolen, police said. Excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the crash.

A crash on MD Route 198 involving two motorcycles and an SUV killed a Jessup teen. File|Patch
A crash on MD Route 198 involving two motorcycles and an SUV killed a Jessup teen. File|Patch
Police have identified the 17-year-old from Jessup who died Saturday night when the motorcycle he was driving—which was reported stolen from Columbia—hit an SUV near Laurel Park, according to police.

Gregory Lee Anderson, 17, of Jessup was pronounced dead at the intersection of MD Route 198 and Race Track Road, police said.

Anne Arundel County Police said Anderson lived in the 7800 block of Old Jessup Road and was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle reported stolen from the 9600 block of Hingston Downs in Columbia when he crashed into an Isuzu Rodeo driven by Ira Tracy Matthews, 53, from Laurel.

Preliminary investigation indicates the Jessup teen and another motorcyclist, who left the scene, were headed west on Route 198 from Brock Bridge Road when the Kawasaki hit the side of the Rodeo, which was turning left onto Race Track Road, according to police.

Anderson was thrown from the motorcycle, while the SUV went through the intersection and came to rest on Race Track Road, according to the report.

The driver of the Rodeo, Ira Tracy Matthews, 53, from Laurel, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, police said.

Anyone with information may contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, by texting a message starting with "MCS" and the information to CRIMES (274637) or submitting a tip online. Phone calls are not recorded and callers may remain anonymous. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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