A motorcyclist was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash in the Adelphi area.

Montgomery County police said the crash happened around 2:25 p.m. near the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Northampton Drive.

An initial investigation found that a motorcyclist was headed south on New Hampshire Avenue when he collide­d with a Toyota Corolla headed in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the car was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Police later identified the victim as Ernesto Abel Blanco Rodriguez, 40, of Havre de Grace.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.