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Motorcyclist killed on I-695 identified


Michael Desales Byrne Jr., 64, of Anne Arundel County has been identified by the Maryland Transportation Authority as the motorcyclist who was killed Thursday on Interstate 695 in Curtis Bay.

Byrne, of the 7600 block of Briar Lane in Pasadena, was in the southbound slow lane about 7:40 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit the barrier, re-entered the slow lane and was struck by a tractor-trailer. He died at the scene.

Lori Vidil, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority, said yesterday that authority police are investigating the incident.

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