US Diplomat Sarah Joan Langenkamp, 42, killed in bicycle collision on River Road in Bethesda, Maryland

Modified Date: 
Sat, 11/19/2022 - 6:15am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Cyclist killed in Bethesda crash

Police said the woman was hit by a flatbed truck and died at the scene. The truck driver has been found and is also on the scene.

US diplomat struck and killed by flatbed truck while riding bike

A State Department employee was killed this week while riding her bike in Maryland.

The Montgomery County Police Department confirmed Sarah Joan Langenkamp, 42, was struck by a flatbed truck on the afternoon of Aug. 25 while riding a bicycle at the 5200 block of River Road in Bethesda.

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His anger, Langenkamp said, has been a driving force to push for change in bike safety. A GoFundMe campaign Langenkamp created has raised more than $289,000 to help local and national cycling safety organizations in their efforts to advocate for safer bike routes.

People Involved: 
Sarah Joan Langenkamp
River Road