A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a vehicle on Erdman Avenue on Nov. 4. (Courtesy of BPD)

By Chrisleen Herard,
Special to the AFRO

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a fatal vehicle collision in Southeast Baltimore, according to authorities.

On Nov. 4, shortly after 7:00 p.m., members from the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and the Fire Department were called to the 6300 block of Erdman Avenue regarding a collision that involved a vehicle and a motorcycle. 

The motorcyclist, a 21-year-old male, suffered serious injuries from the incident and was in critical condition. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the victim had succumbed to his injuries and he was pronounced dead. 

Although BPD officials have yet to officially confirm the motorcyclist’s name, the person has been identified on social media as Ethan Lopez. 

“My brother was on his way home to see and eat dinner with his family,” Ethan’s sister, Shalimar Lopez, told the AFRO. “He died because someone hesitated before they pulled out and killed him. He was the best uncle… the most amazing brother. I’ve spent 20 years beside him.” 

Investigators from the C.R.A.S.H. Team were dispatched to the scene and have assumed control over the investigation. They can be reached at 410-396-2606 for anyone who has knowledge of the collision. Those who wish to remain anonymous may utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or send an anonymous online text tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS website.