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This story was updated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Adam Stephan Trusilo of Germantown died Monday when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a firey crash in Rockville.

The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. at the intersection of Montrose Road and Tower Oaks Boulevard, according to Montgomery County Police Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2006 Toyota Highlander driven by Peggy Lee, 52, of Rockville was traveling east on Montrose Road and attempted to make a left turn onto northbound Tower Oaks Boulevard, according to a news release from police. As the Highlander was turning, it collided with the Ducati 848 motorcycle Trusilo was driving west on Montrose Road. Thirty-nine-year-old Trusilo and his passenger, Rabaya Akhter, 29, of Rockville, were ejected from the motorcycle and the motorcycle caught on fire, Innocenti said.

Trusilo was taken to a local hospital where he later died Monday, Innocenti said.

Akhter was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Lee was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Westbound Montrose Road and northbound Tower Oaks Boulevard were closed while police investigated. It has since re-opened.

The circumstances of this collision remain under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.

sjbsmith@gazette.net