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A Montgomery Village man died Sunday evening when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car driving on the wrong side of the road in Germantown, according to county police.

Preliminary investigation shows that a silver Infinity QX4 was traveling east on Brink Road near Treva Court when it crossed the double yellow lane markers and struck a westbound 1996 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Police Department

Officers responded at about 6:23 p.m. to the 11000 block of Brink Road and found the Infiniti overturned and the motorcycle off the road. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Kevin Roger Kanke, 52, of Montgomery Village, was found in the woods near the road and was pronounced dead by rescue workers. The driver of the Infiniti, 34-year-old Juan Salvador Morales Duarte of Gaithersburg, was taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

The collision remains under investigation, and police ask anyone with information to contact their Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers can remain anonymous.

dleaderman@gazette.net