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Cyclist strikes pole, killed

  • LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters direct traffic around an accident scene in Washington Township Sunday. A motorcyclist was killed after his bike struck a utility pole.
    LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters direct traffic around an accident scene in Washington Township Sunday. A motorcyclist was killed after his bike struck a utility pole.
Published March 05. 2012 05:02PM

A Lehigh County motorcyclist was killed in a crash near the intersection of SR873 and Mountain Road in Washington Township.

The victim was identified as Gerald Boyer, 69, of Salisbury Township.

The crash was discovered at 1:30 p.m. Sunday after Boyer and his bike were found lying in the brush along the west berm. State police said the bike struck a utility pole.

County Coroner Scott Grim said Boyer was wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:10 p.m. He died of severe head injuries, Grim said.

Both roadways were closed for several hours.

Another fatal crash occurred in the township several hours later. At about 7 p.m. a car struck a tree along Old Mill Road.

The victim was identified as Samuel Frame, 32, of 5 View Drive, in Walnutport.

Deputy Coroner Dan Buglio pronounced Frame dead at the scene.

The cause of death was attributed to blunt force trauma.

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