Montgomery County police have identified a Potomac man, Mohit K. Lal Bhatnagar, as the victim in a fatal crash Wednesday morning.

Bhatnagar, 48, of the 11300 block of Palatine Drive was killed at 10:40 a.m. as he rode a green 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on West Montgomery Avenue near Hurley Avenue in Rockville. A gray 2009 Nissan Versa was turning left from westbound West Montgomery Avenue onto Hurley Avenue, and Bhatnagar became separated from the motorcycle and struck the Nissan.

Police are investigating how and why he became separated from the motorcycle.

Bhatnagar was transported to Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police ask anyone with information about the crash to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.