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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 12/30/2011

One dead in Beltway motorcycle accident

A man died early Friday morning in a motorcycle crash on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland State Police said.

Kevin Bernard Hinnant Jr., 24, of Laurel, had been speeding on his Kawasaki motorcycle before he lost control of it near the Colesville Road exit, police said. The motorcycle slid across the road, ejecting Hinnant before it caught fire. Police said they believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash, and no other vehicles were involved.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after midnight. Hinnant was transported to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, where he died from his injuries.

By Jimm Phillips  |  01:19 PM ET, 12/30/2011

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