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Second cyclist killed on same day

Published July 12. 2011 05:01PM

Another motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Schuylkill County on Sunday.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Charles Kojo Agei-Kyeremeh Jr., 20, of Lebanon, died in a crash that occurred about 2:50 p.m. at 430 Good Spring Road (SR125), locally known as "The Good Spring Stretch", in Porter Township.

Troopers said Agei-Kyeremeh was westbound operating a 2008 Suzuki GSXR while three other cyclists were legally parked along Good Spring Road in a paved driveway of Natural Soil Products.

Troopers said witnesses told them that Agei-Kyeremeh accelerated extremely fast and continued to accelerate until losing control and entering into what riders call a "speed wobble." All witnesses were able to flee the area prior to impact except the rider of a 2001 Yamaha, identified as Kurtis Zimmerman, 18, of Myerstown.

Zimmerman was standing next to his bike when it was struck by Agei-Kyeremeh's cycle, and was hit by his cycle.

After impact with Zimmerman's bike, both cycles burst into flames. Agei-Kyeremeh bike continued west and struck a utility pole and a large steel post sign before coming to rest in a grassy field north of the road. The bike was destroyed beyond identification, troopers said.

Agei-Kykeremeh was pronounced dead at the scene by deputy coroner Wallace Hodgson. County coroner Joseph Lipsett said Agei-Kyeremeh died of multiple blunt force head and chest injuries, an amputated arm and multiple fractures.

Zimmerman was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for treatment of what troopers said were minor injuries.

The investigation into the crash is continuing, troopers said.

The fatality was the second motorcycle death to occurr in the county on Sunday. At 9:05 p.m. Robert M. Reb, 51, of Pine Grove, was killed when he lost control of his bike along SR895 at Grist Mill Rd., in Washington Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said alcohol may have played a role in Reb's accident. Details of that crash appeared in yesterday's TIMES NEWS.

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