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(WUSA9) -- Amotorcyclistis dead after a crash on Route 29 today, police said.

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was traveling in the southbound lanes of Route 29 from Howard County into Montgomery County when he lost control of his bike and crashed, police said.

Capt. Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police said the cyclist succumbed to his injuries on the scene.

Southbound Route 29 remains closed at this time. Northbound Route 29 is open but there may be delays.

The accident is still under investigation.

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