Friday, September 24, 2021

Motorcyclist Killed in Route 901 Crash in Foster Township


A motorcyclist was killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 901 Thursday afternoon.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, the crash occurred around 5:20pm, on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 on Route 901/Sunbury Road near the Interstate 81 interchange.

Troopers say a Volvo tractor trailer was traveling north on Route 901/Sunbury Road and a motorcyclist on a KTM Duke was traveling south.

The tractor trailer driver told police that he did not see the motorcycle and steered across the southbound lane to make left turn onto Interstate 81.  The driver ended up turning into the path of the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, who State Police have not identified yet, sustained fatal injuries.  The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The scene of the crash was investigated by the PSP Forensic Services Unit and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Schuylkill County Coroner's office.

Charges against the truck driver will be filed at Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi's office.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Clover Fire Company, Minersville Fire, and Hammer's Towing.