Speed factor in death of motorcyclist in Waldorf

By: David M. Higgins II

(Waldorf, Maryland) – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at approximately 2201 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded for a report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on northbound United States Route 301 in the area of Central Avenue in Waldorf, Maryland.

A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the MSP La Plata Barrack indicates a 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa operated by Gregory Francis Stanback Jr., (36 yoa) of Upper Marlboro, MD was traveling northbound on United States Route 301 in the area of Central Avenue at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a 2018 Ford F-150 operated by Eric Austin Ford, (32 yoa) of Waldorf, Maryland was making a U-turn from southbound United States Route 301 to northbound United States Route 301. The Suzuki Hayabusa collided with the passenger side of the Ford F-150.

This impact spun the Ford F-150 approximately 180 degrees. The operator of the Suzuki Haybusa, Gregory Francis Stanback Jr was pronounced deceased on the scene. The operator of the Ford F-150, Eric Austin Ford was transported by ambulance to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. Speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack at (301) 392-1200.

The investigation is continuing and being investigated by Trooper Iman and Senior Trooper Scarlett of the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack. (19-MSP-015043)


Waldorf,MD- On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:45 p.m. a 9-1-1 call was dispatched for a crash involving a motorcycle.

Units were sent to Crain Highway in the area of Holly Lane and discovered a motorcyclist laying in the northbound lane roadway. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office closed the roadway for approximately three hours.

We will bring you updates when the information is released.

This is a developing story.

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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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