Charles Co. man dies in early-morning motorcycle crash

Police lights(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Stelsone)
A Charles County, Maryland, man has died after a motorcycle crash in Leonardtown early Thursday, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said.

Samuel Stephen Tayman, 26, of Bryantown, was pronounced dead on the scene, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Authorities were called to the area of Point Lookout Road and Budds Creek Road in Leonardtown at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, for the report of the crash.

A preliminary investigation found that Tayman was driving an unregistered black 2015 Suzuki GSX1300 north on Point Lookout Road and lost control for unknown reasons.

The sheriff’s office said that the motorcycle entered the grass median, and Tayman was thrown off the motorcycle.

Speed, alcohol and drugs are contributing factors in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has more information is asked to call Cpl. Vincent Pontorno at 301-475-4200, ext. 72337, or email

A map of the area of the crash is below:

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2020 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

Federal News Network Logo

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up