Montgomery County police have named the motorcyclist killed Thursday evening after crashing into the back of an officer’s patrol car on Maryland’s Intercounty Connector.
Thirty-one-year-old Carlos Ivan Diaz-Franco, a Silver Spring resident, was killed when he crashed into the back of a Montgomery County police officer’s cruiser on the westbound Intercounty Connector between Georgia Avenue and Shady Grove Road, the Montgomery County Police Department said in an update Friday.
Around 7:28 p.m. Thursday, an on-duty Montgomery County officer notified the agency that a motorcycle had crashed into the back of his patrol car.
The collision threw Diaz-Franco and his 2020 BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle into the eastbound lanes of Route 200. First responders declared Diaz-Franco dead on the scene; the officer was treated at a hospital for nonlife threatening injuries and released.
The ICC was closed for nearly seven hours during Thursday evening commute for a crash investigation. It reopened just before 3 a.m. Friday.
MCPD asks anyone with information on the crash to contact detectives at 240-773-6620. The agency described the motorcycle involved as a red, white and blue sport bike that may have been traveling with a group of other motorcycles.