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Westminster motorcyclist killed in collision on Littlestown Pike

A Westminster man was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided head-on with a large truck that entered into the motorcyclist’s lane.

Charles Lee Ginneman 38, was transported to Carroll Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased, according to a Maryland State Police news release.

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Troopers from the Westminster barrack responded to a reported collision in the area of southbound Littlestown Pike (Md. 97) at John Owings Road, according to the release. The investigation revealed that a 2004 International truck being operated by Armando Lopez Morales 45, of Hyattsville, was traveling southbound on Littlestown Pike when traffic slowed in the southbound lanes in front of Morales’ vehicle.

According to the MSP release, Morales took evasive action and entered into the northbound lanes of Littlestown Pike. The International truck struck the 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Ginneman. 

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Littlestown Pike was closed at John Owings Road for more than four hours hours as the collision was investigated.

The incident is under investigation and charges are pending, according to the state police.

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