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Schuylkill County Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash Thursday

The crash happened on Valley Rd. in Cass Township.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated that Kristoff turned into the parking lot. This story has been updated to reflect accurate information. Our apologies to anyone who may have been affected by our erroneous report.


A Pottsville man died Thursday following a motorcycle crash in Cass Township.

According to State Police in Frackville, the crash happened on Valley Rd., just south of Schaeffer Hill Rd., at about 4:30 p.m.

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Police say a motorcycle ridden by Leonard Kristoff, 61, of Pottsville, was headed south on Valley Rd. at the same time a pickup truck driven by William Flynn, 60, of Pottsville, was headed north.

As Flynn attempted a left turn off the road and into a parking lot, he crossed into the path of of Kristoff’s motorcycle.

The impact of the crash knocked Kristoff off the bike.

Police say life-saving measures were attempted at the scene by a responding EMS crew but unsuccessful.

Traffic was detoured away from the crash scene for several hours, police add in their report.

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