Fatal Motorcycle Accident on E. Jarrettsville Road

(September 26, 2010, Bel Air, MD) At approximately 2:04 am on Sunday, September 26, 2010, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a single vehicle accident involving a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle that occurred in the 100 block of E. Jarrettsville Road just east of Industry Lane in Bel Air, MD. The motorcycle was operated by Matthew Hunter Cavey, age 23, of Delta, PA with passenger, Elijah Cole Kelley, age 16, of Arbutus, MD.

Preliminary investigation by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit determined that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on E. Jarrettsville Road, when for unknown reasons, it struck the curb on the right hand side of the road. The motorcycle lost control, sliding approximately 100ft on its side before striking a BGE utility pole and a telephone/cable box. The vehicle then traveled an additional 60ft before coming to rest on the westbound shoulder of E. Jarrettsville Road. Both young men were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

The operator of the motorcycle, Cavey, was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center by Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company where he was pronounced deceased at 3:20am. The passenger, Kelley, was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma by Delaware State Police Trooper 4 and is currently listed in serious condition.

As in all fatal motor vehicle accidents, the States Attorney’s Office will review the investigation to determine if any charges will be filed.

News Release

September 26, 2010


  • Monica A. Worrell

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