Off-duty DC police sergeant dies after motorcycle crash in Maryland

A veteran DC police sergeant has died after a motorcycle he was riding while off duty collided with a vehicle that stopped in front of him Saturday night in South County D ‘Anne Arundel, authorities said on Tuesday.

A DC police spokesperson identified the officer as Det. sergeant. Lance Andriani, 53, who lived in Chesapeake Beach in southern Maryland. He joined the force on August 25, 1997, and died days after his 25th birthday.

Officials said Andriani had held various jobs with the police department, including in the Fourth District, which covers neighborhoods such as Shepherd Park and Petworth. Most recently, he had been a detective in the Seventh District, where Anacostia is located.

Efforts to reach Andriani’s family were unsuccessful Tuesday morning. A police spokesman said he was survived by two sons, among other relatives, and that he had served in the US Marine Corps. It was received the Medal of Valor in 2002, according to police records, although details were not available. This award is given to members who save a life or arrest a suspect in a serious crime.

Anne Arundel County Police said the crash happened around 9.45pm on Route 4, also known as Southern Maryland Boulevard, and Talbot Road, south of Lothian.

County police say the driver of a 2019 Honda Accord turned right off Talbot Road onto Highway 4 southbound in front of a 2022 Harley Davidson FLHXS Street Glide motorcycle, which Andriani was riding. Andriani was also heading south.

Police said in a statement that the driver of the motorcycle “could not avoid hitting the Honda”. Andriani was taken to a hospital in Baltimore, where he later died.

Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson Lt. Jacklyn Davis said the investigation into the crash remains active. She said the results would be turned over to county prosecutors to determine if charges are justified.

Comments are closed.