A motorcyclist was killed in Bowie on Monday night when he veered into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting a stopped car, police said.

Prince George’s County police identified the victim Tuesday as Ali Blackshear, 36, of Northeast Washington.

Police said in a statement that Blackshear was traveling on Laurel Bowie Road, south of Powder Mill Road, when he swerved into opposing traffic and was hit by a Honda CRV.

The driver of the Honda, whom police did not identify, was not seriously injured.

Police said the crash happened at about 5:50 p.m.