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|Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:42 pm Post subject: Fatal: Two friends on moped ride in Maryland
|Man dies when moped hit by car
Last update: February 21, 2005
A Maryland man was killed Sunday night when his moped slid out of control on State Road 415 near East Country Circle Drive, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
Dwight W. Gregory, 35, of Mechanicsville, Md., was driving his moped in the southbound lane of State Road 415 at about 7 p.m. with a friend, Christopher Ross, 33, riding another moped, Trooper Jake Fisher said.
When Ross passed him, Gregory swerved and lost control of the moped, Fisher said. The moped slid across the northbound lane of S.R. 415 and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, knocking Gregory back into the southbound lane, he said.
Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, Fisher said.
Ross and the driver of the car, whose name was not released, were not injured, Fisher said. No charges were filed against the driver of the car.
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