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UPDATE: Maryland man killed in motorcyle crash; Police charge man from Mexico

Juan Carlos Bastida Martinez

York County Coroner’s office says one man is dead following a motorcycle crash that happened Saturday morning along the Baltimore Pike in West Manheim Township.

Officials say on Saturday around 5:46 am, West Manheim Township police investigated a two vehicle crash on Baltimore Pike at Garrett Road. A 1995 Ford Windstar driven by Juan Carlos Bastida-Martinez, 25 years old from Mexico, was traveling south and crossed over the center lines striking a 2010 Victory Motorcycle driven by Steven Miller, 64 years old from Westminster, MD.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries police said.

  Bastida-Martinez received moderate injuries and was transported to Hanover Hospital.

Police say the roadway was closed for several hours for crash scene reconstruction.

Officials say Bastida-Martinez is an illegal alien, and he was arrested following medical treatment and charged with Homicide by vehicle, Accidents involving death while not properly licensed, Driving while operating privileges were suspended, Driving without a valid driver’s license, Reckless driving, Careless driving causing death, and Failure to drive on the right side of road.

He was taken to central booking for arraignment where he was denied bail by the duty district justice.


4 Comments to “UPDATE: Maryland man killed in motorcyle crash; Police charge man from Mexico”

    lazrus444 said:
    June 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Give them ALL drivers licenses, then sue the legislators for negligence.

    uscarpenter said:
    June 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Yeah you like them when you want a cheap remodel, paint job on your house/car, landscape/grass cut etc…..you, we, us is the reason guys like this are here

      Joe said:
      June 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      WRONG! I specify that any contractor doing work for me who places illegals on the job WILL NOT BE PAID.

    MyViewpoint said:
    June 30, 2014 at 4:19 AM

    Driver's licenses are issued to people who have demonstrated competence in driving. The twist here is that he was not even able to apply for one. Why? Because he came to this country illegally.
    Whose fault is that? is a different question than Whose problem is it?

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