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Two killed in separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend

Two local men were killed in separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend, authorities said.

In the first crash, a Pasadena man crashed his motorcycle into the rear of a Jeep Grand Cherokee after speeding and weaving through lanes on Interstate 97 near Dorsey Road about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Maryland State Police said.

The driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified by State Police as Kenneth Page Hilliard III, 28. He was wearing no protective gear beyond a helmet, which was improperly secured and was found 100 feet from his body, State Police said.

All the highway's northbound lanes were closed for about three hours. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after his vehicle spun around three times and hit a concrete median, State Police said. Hilliard's license was expired, State Police said.

In the second crash, about 11:40 a.m. Sunday, a man was killed when his motorcycle struck a car making a U-turn on Hanover Pike near Fringer Road, Baltimore County police said.

The man on the motorcycle, Michael Radcliffe, 38, was heading south when he began to brake for the turning car and was thrown from the motorcycle, later striking the car with his body, Baltimore County police said. The motorcycle itself did not strike the car. Radcliffe was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The driver of the car was not injured, remained at the scene and did not show signs of impairment, police said. Police released no information about whether charges were pending.

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