Wednesday, July 23, 2014

UPDATE 7-23-14: Fatal Accident at Maryland International Raceway

Further investigation revealed, Aaron Slemker (correct spelling), age 21, of Clayton, Ohio, was participating in a motorcycle drag racing class. After the warm up lap, Slemker was returning to the staging area operating his 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the motorcycle.

Additional details will be released as they are developed.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE
JULY 22, 2014

Budd's Creek, Maryland - on July 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM, deputies responded to the Maryland International Raceway for an accident involving a motorcyclist. Preliminary investigation revealed the operator of a racing motorcycle, identified as 21 year old Aaron Slemkez, was participating in a training session on an access road behind the drag-strip when he lost control and struck a cement barrier. Life saving efforts were administered; however Slemkez succumbed to his injuries. The next of kin have been notified. Sheriff's Office accident reconstruction team member Corporal W. Watters responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Additional details will be released as they are developed.

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