A former Navy SEAL lost his life while riding his bicycle in Bethesda Friday.
The crash that killed Timothy Aloysius Holden, 64, of Bethesda remains under investigation, say Montgomery County police officials. They say that Holden was pedaling east in the 6000 block of Massachusetts Avenue at approximately 6:15 a.m. Friday when a Chevrolet Malibu struck Holden. The cyclist was wearing his helmet when he was hit. Holden died at the scene.
He was a retired Navy Captain and Navy SEAL who survived the Persian Gulf War. He leaves behind a wife, five daughters and three grandchildren.
Investigators do not know why the Malibu hit the Holden at this time. Police are not sure if the cyclist was in the bike lane, but they do say both the car and cyclist were going eastbound when Holden was struck and killed. The driver stayed on the scene. The driver of the Chevy Malibu has been identified as Ricardo Kennard Freeman, 22, of Edgewood, Md. He has not been charged. The investigation will determine if charges will be filed.