Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

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.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

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.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Hamburg Area School District may be joining Tamaqua Area in defying the indoor mask mandate announced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf...

Local News

Back on March 10, a call came in to the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatch center. Crews with Minersville’s Goodwill Fire Co. and EMS needed...