A MaryD man was killed when his dirt bike crashed on Friday, Aug. 20.

State police at Frackville identified the victim as Timothy Edmonds, 37.

According to troopers about 8:46 p.m. Edmonds was operating a Suzuki dirt bike southbound and down a steep dirt embankment. At the bottom of the embankment the bike struck a small dirt mound which caused Edmonds to lose control.

After losing control Edmonds was ejected from the bike and impacted with the ground. As a result of the impact with the ground Edmonds, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained severe head trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said the crash occurred in an area referred to as MaryD silts, about five-tenths of a mile east of Walnut Street.

Edmonds' obituary appears on page four of today's TIMES NEWS.