Motorcyclist dies in collision with trash truck

THURMONT, Md. - A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a trash truck early Monday morning.

Maryland State Police said the crash happened just after 5 a.m. in Frederick County on Route 15 at the intersection with North Franklinville Road.

According to state police, the trash truck pulled across Route 15 on North Franklinville Road when the motorcycle, driven by James Boehner of Pennsylvania, hit the back of the truck. He died at the scene.

The driver of the trash truck told police he didn't see the motorcycle when he pulled across Route 15.

Speed and alcohol don't appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

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