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Orwigsburg Woman Dies in Motorcycle Crash Saturday Morning

The crash happened on Route 895 outside Summit Station.

fatal motorcycle crash gingrich june 4 2022

An Orwigsburg woman succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County on Saturday morning.

According to State Police in Schuylkill Haven, the crash happened at about 11:15 a.m. along Fair Rd. (aka Route 895) in S. Manheim Twp., just east of Jan Drive and its intersection with Fair Rd.

At that time and place, 50-year-old Leslie Gingrich, of Orwigsburg, was headed west on 895 on her 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster. As she “avoid hitting a large depression in the stoned area of the roadway”, Gingrich, who was not wearing a helmet as she was riding, lost control of the motorcycle.

She sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was rushed by ambulance to Geisinger-St. Luke’s Hospital near Orwigsburg. Police say Gingrich died at the hospital from injuries she sustained in the crash.

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An investigation into the crash is ongoing, according to police information.

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  1. Liberal Hater

    June 5, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Harley People think they are to Tough and Smart to wear any protective gear, Its just Darwinism …

    • Canary Commenter

      June 6, 2022 at 1:51 am

      That’s a horrible thing to write.

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