Hyattsville man dies in College Park motorcycle accident
Passenger treated, released after one-vehicle crash
A Hyattsville man crashed his motorcycle and died Sunday morning in College Park, police said.
John S. Silcott, 49, of the 3800 block of Nicholson Street in Hyattsville died in a one-vehicle accident while travelling westbound on University Boulevard approaching the Route 1 overpass shortly before 4 a.m., said Prince George's County Police spokesman Cpl. Henry Tippett.
Police said Silcott, who was carrying an unidentified 43-year-old passenger, failed to negotiate a leftward curve in the road, veering onto the outside shoulder and colliding with a Jersey barrier. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Silcott's passenger, a Hyattsville woman whom police declined to identify, was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Tippett said. She was released Sunday night.
Tippett said police are still investigating the accident and have not determined whether speed or alcohol were factors.