Biker wore helmet at time of fatal Montgomery Co. crash

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County detectives say a Navy SEAL who died after being struck by a vehicle last week was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

On Aug. 28 at about 6:15 a.m., 64-year-old Timothy Holden was traveling east in the shoulder area of the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue when a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 22-year-old Ricardo Freeman struck him in the eastbound shoulder area.

Holden, a Bethesda resident, was seriously injured and died at the scene.

On Tuesday, investigators said they are still looking into what caused the collision. Also, police say Holden was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police added that in initial reports, Holden was said to be riding in a bicycle lane instead of the shoulder of the road.

Anyone with information about the fatal collision is asked to call investigators at 240-773-6620.

Montgomery County police released the update in the case investigation the same day as another bicycle crash in the county. 

A cyclist was struck by a car Tuesday morning in Cabin John, Maryland.

The cyclist and the vehicle collided as the car turned into a parking lot off MacArthur Boulevard. The cyclist was traveling on the MacArthur Boulevard bike path alongside the road. The collision was minor and the cyclist did not need to go to the hospital.

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