Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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HOMETOWN -- A man died from injuries he suffered in the motorcycle crash in Schuylkill County.

Police said Zachary Hess, 28, of Brockton lost control of his bike on Lafayette Avenue in Hometown around 6 p.m. Friday, went off the road, and hit several trees. Officers said Hess was not wearing a helmet.

Some witnesses claimed to see sparks coming from Hess's motorcycle before the crash.

The accident is still under investigation.


  • Kara

    Why don’t you people in cars and SUVs slow down!!! LOOK FOR BIKES!!! I am afraid to drive in my car going to work everyday because of how fast and rude people are!! They only care about themselves!!

  • Harley Man 1964 (Helmet Wearer)

    Bike rider here myself sorry for the family! I do question any riders on NOT wearing a helmet???? STUPID Its cool to be smart too!

    • K

      Stupid to give this a thumbs down. WEAR A HELMET! Sorry for this loss of life, and sometimes wearing a helmet doesn’t save you, but it’s better safe than sorry! Used to ride too! Always wore a helmet or else I didn’t get to go with!

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