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Motorcyclist ID'd in fatal Md. accident

POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A motorcycle rider is dead Wednesday after a car hit the motorcycle on River Road at Rivers Edge Drive in Potomac, Md. Wednesday afternoon.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the accident happened around 3:53 p.m.

Investigation shows that a 2014 Honda NC700 was going south on River Road and a 2011 BMW X5 was going northbound on River Road, police said.

The BMW tried to make a left onto Rivers Edge Drive and crashed into the motorcycle, police said.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died at the hospital, police said. The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The rider of the motorcycle has been identified as Navdeep Singh Kang, 25, of Sewickley, Pa.

Police said the driver of the SUV has been identified as Ritula Bhutani Mehndiratta, 46, of Potomac.

The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.