Laurel, MD - A veteran Baltimore County career Fire lieutenant died early Saturday morning in a double fatal motorcycle crash in Prince George's County.
Fire officials say that Harrison worked at Fire Dispatch in Towson, Friday night, and left when his shift ended at approximately 4 a.m. He was on his way back to his home in Bowie when the fatal crash happened.
Officers responded at about 4:40 a.m. to the 11500 block of Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197). Police say that Harrison's 2014 Honda Goldwing motorcycle collided, head on, with another motorcycle. The second driver has been identified as 23-year-old Fahad Iqbal and was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The Prince George's County Police Department is handling the investigation and have cleared the crash site after several hours of closing Route 197, in both directions, between Basswood drive and Halltown road.
"This is a terrible loss for the Fire Department and an even greater tragedy for Lt. Harrison's family," said Fire Chief John Hohman in a statement on a Baltimore County government website. "We offer heartfelt condolences to his wife and loved ones, and will offer all the support we can in the difficult days ahead."
Baltimore County fire officials say that Hubert Harrison Jr., 63, has served with the Baltimore County Fire Department for nearly 29 years. He was promoted to Paramedic/Firefighter in 2004 and achieved the rank of lieutenant in 2009.
Prince George's County Police are still investigating the causes of the crash.