Baltimore County Motorcycle Killed In Conowingo Dam Accident

After losing control of his motorcycle, a recently purchased Harley-Davidson, 62-year-old Johnny Olsen crashed into the Conowingo Dam Bridge and fell 25 feet down an embankment and into the river.

The motorcycle crash occurred on Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Route 222 and Route 1, when Olsen failed to stop at the stop sign, hit the dam wall, and fell into the river. Some witnesses have reported the motorcycle was speeding, though fellow rider explained that his friend lost control of his vehicle because the Parkview, Maryland, man was not familiar with the new bike.

A boat from the Department of Natural Resources was in the area, heard the crash take place, and recovered the body. He was pronounced dead after being pulled aboard the boat. Maryland State Police are investigating the accident.