Dirt Bike Rider Killed in Crash With Tractor-Trailer was Riding on Street

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GLEN BURNIE, MD – A man who was riding his off-road dirt bike on a public road and crashed into a tractor-trailer on May 11 has died from his injuries.

On May 23, 2022, the dirt bike driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

“A dirt bike with no lighting was westbound on East Ordnance Road, approaching the intersection of Blades Lane,” police said. “A 2023 Freightliner tractor-trailer was eastbound on East Ordnance Road and began the process of making a left turn onto Blades Lane. This section of the roadway is dark with limited street lights.”

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer did not see the dirt bike.

“The dirt bike subsequently struck the right front of the tractor, causing both occupants to be ejected. The rear passenger fled the area on foot. A thermal drone and a police helicopter were used to search the area for the passenger, who was not located,” the Anne Arundel County Police Department said.

The dirt bike driver, identified as Jeremy Glen Yaruta, 36, of Baltimore, was not wearing a helmet.