Montgomery County police Capt. Paul Starks said that the victim was a 64-year-old man who had served as a Navy Seal. Police identified him as Timothy A. Holden of Bethesda.
About 6:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Holden was struck by a 22-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Malibu, police said.
Starks said that Massachusetts Avenue has a dedicated bike lane in the area where the man was killed. He said investigators are trying to determine whether the biker was in the main vehicular lane, or whether the car that hit him was in the bike lane.
He's a father of five who was likely going to have coffee with his oldest daughter. It appears that both were heading east, and Holden was hit from behind.
The driver of the Malibu, 22-year-old Ricardo Freeman of Edgewood, remained on the scene. Police said for reasons still under investigation, the Malibu struck the bicycle.
Also, I'm fairly confident that Massachusetts Avenue doesn't have bike lanes in that block. It has shoulders that are about the width of a bike lane, but there are no bike lane markings or signage. Not that it matters too much (or where he was riding for that matter).
Police are still investigating and no charges have been filed.