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Motorcyclist Killed in Route 901 Crash Thursday

fatal motorcycle crash schuylkill county route 901

UPDATE: Pottsville Man Died in Motorcycle Crash Last Week on Route 901

fatal motorcycle crash schuylkill county route 901

A motorcyclist died Thursday evening in a collision with a tractor-trailer along Route 901 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.

According to limited information from State Police in Schuylkill Haven, the crash happened at about 5:20 p.m. near Route 901’s intersection with Interstate 81. Police have not identified the drivers involved.

They say the motorcycle was traveling in the northbound lane of Route 901, just south of the intersection with the interstate. At the same time, a tractor-trailer was heading south, in the southbound lane of Route 901, just north of that same intersection.

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The truck driver apparently did not see the motorcyclist and steered across the southbound lane Route 901 to attempt a left turn onto the southbound ramp of I-81.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was unable to slow down in time and hit the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Police say unspecified charges will be filed against the tractor-trailer driver.

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