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Michael Balcom killed in Gaithersburg accident

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County Police say a motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car in Gaithersburg.

It happened about 1:45 p.m. Monday at Great Seneca Highway and Longdraft Road. Police say a motorcycle operated by 24-year-old Michael Balcom of Germantown was traveling north on Great Seneca Highway. Officers say a car driven by 67-year-old Toney Williams Moses of Gaithersburg tried to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle.

Police say the motorcycle hit the passenger side of the car, and Balcom was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

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